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Inventory no. 54294 - Former Display Label

English MAGNETIC AZIMUTH DIAL
c. 1650

Brass; the paper scale is printed from an engraved plate.

Signed, "Henry Sutton fecit"; undated.

When the meridian line is directed towards the sun, the compass needle will mark the time on the concentric line corresponding to the date.

Purchased, in 1955, for the Lewis Evans Collection.

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