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Inventory no. 42561 - Former Display Label

German HORIZONTAL STRING-GNOMON DIAL and HORIZONTAL PIN-GNOMON DIAL
1570

Gilt and silvered brass. Signed, "* {VS with star above} *" [i.e. Vlrich Schniep.]
Includes:
1. A horizontal pin-gnomon dial for Italian hours showing also the length of day and night throughout the year.

2. A horizontal string gnomon dial for latitude 46°.

The outside of the case is decorated with engraved patterns and, on top of the cover, a figure of Mercury.

[G. 381]
Lewis Evans Collection.

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