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Equinoctial Dial, by Johann Willebrand, Augsburg, Early 18th Century

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Inventory Number: 39018
Object Type:
Persons: Johann Willebrand (Maker (Signed by))
Date Created:
Place Created: Augsburg Germany Europe
Accession Number: 1957-84/100
Brief Description: Augsburg type, silver eight-sided base, with compass dial with degree scale around rrim and pin beneath base which allows the dial to be set to the correct magnetic deviation; gilt inclinometer and plumbob with traces of gilt, gilt hinged quadrant and silver hour ring secured inside a gilt ring. In octagonal leather case with red velvet lining and silver disc in lid with names of towns and their latitudes.
Primary Inscriptions: "Johann Willebrand, in Augspurg".
Provenance: Presented by J. A. Billmeir with his collection.
Collection Group:
Material(s): Gilt
silver and glass; leather case with velvet lining

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