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Mechanical Equinoctial Dial, by L. Platzer, Carlsbad, Early 18th Century

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Inventory Number: 39006
Object Type:
Persons: L. Platzer (Maker (Signed by))
Date Created: Early 18th century
Place Created: Carlsbad Czech Republic Europe
Subject Classification(s): Lewis Evans Collection By Collection Sundials Mathematical Instruments By Trade Location  
Accession Number: 1924-0/part
Brief Description: Base plate with surface-mounted compass (needle and glass missing); fixed latitude arc (25-80°); three adjustable screw feet. Hinged hour plate with rotating gnomon alidade geared to index on minute dial. With detached plumb level.
Primary Inscriptions: "L. Platzer / In CarlsBaad"
Provenance: From the collection of Lewis Evans.
Collection Group: Lewis Evans Collection
Material(s): Gilt brass
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
132 131 mm

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