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Antique Silvered Brass English Boxed Compass & Sundial


Offered for sale is this outstanding Silvered Brass Boxed English Sundial and Compass, believed to be circa 1810 in a polished wood case with crushed blue velvet liner. The instrument has an inset compass with half blued steel bar needle, 360 degree scale, engraved along the circumference with the hours of the clock from I to VIII and IIII to XII for the northern Latitudes, and IIII to XII and VIII to I for the Southern Latitudes, and calibrated from 10 to 80. The instrument has three leveling legs and a level bubble. The compass is calibrated to every 10 degrees.

The instrument measures 5 1/4" in diameter. The fitted box measures 6 1/4" square in diameter.

Provenance: Christies, May, 1997: From a private estate.

Ref: Hill. H.OL. & Paget E.W. Tomlinson: 'Instruments of Navigation, London,1958

Ref: Ward.F.A. B. 1981 'A Cat. of European Scientific Instruments in the dept. of Medieval & Later Antiquities of the British Museum, London.


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This product would make a wonderful addition to any scientific instrument or sundial collection when displayed in a prominent place, being a grand collectible item that would adorn any serious collector's prized scientific instrument and sundial accumulations, while showing a discriminating dedication for fine sundials and other scientific instrument items as well as a devotion to acquiring fine collectibles.

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