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Equinoctial Ring Dial, German, 1713

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Inventory Number: 37132
Object Type:
Place Created: Germany Europe
Subject Classification(s): Lewis Evans Collection By Collection Sundials Mathematical Instruments By Trade Location  
Accession Number: 1924-0/part
Brief Description: Vertical brass disc, representing the meridian, turns within the outer gilt-brass ring to the appropriate latitude marked on the disc (aligned with the index mark below the suspension ring). The hours are marked on the silvered segment of a circle and the gnomon is the curved pointer above, which slides along the gilt date-scale to which it is attached. The gnomon and hour-scale fold flat in the plane of the meridian disc when not in use.
Primary Inscriptions: "Anno 1713.
Provenance: Presented by Lewis Evans
Collection Group: Lewis Evans Collection
Material(s): Gilt-brass
silvered-brass and brass

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