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Mechanical Equinoctial Dial, by Thomas Wright, London, c. 1725-1750

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Inventory Number: 39183
Object Type:
Persons: Thomas Wright
Date Created: 2nd quarter 18th century
Place Created: London England United Kingdom Europe
Subject Classification(s): Sundials Mathematical Instruments By Trade Location  
Accession Number: 1924-0/part
Brief Description: Square base plate with inset central compass (with adjustable index for variation), geared for equation of time adjustment; four levelling feet. Latitude scale 20-90° passing through centre of hinged hour ring
Case (mentioned in old label) not identified.
Primary Inscriptions: "Made by Tho Wright Instrumt./ maker to His MAJESTY."
Provenance: Presented by Lewis Evans Made for Campbell Earl of Caithness.
Collection Group: Lewis Evans Collection
Material(s): Brass
silvered brass

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