Exceptional Equinoctial compass sundial & case – Newton & Co.

Exceptional Equinoctial compass sundial & case – Newton & Co.

£925

Circa

1852 - 56

Country of manufacture

UK and Ireland

Categories: Scientific, Surveying Instruments & Mining, Portable Sundials, Timekeeping

Description

An exceptionally nice equinoctial compass sundial in case, signed on the chapter ring: ‘Newton & Co., 3 Fleet Street, London’, with sprung gnonom bar, latitude bar, silvered dial with 8 cardinal compass points, engraved to the outside in four quadrants 0 – 90 – 0 – 90 etc, bubble level, cross – bubble, supported on three adjustable levelling screws. The mahogany case ( 4.5″ x 4.5″ ) with blue felt lining, almanac chart and two hooks & eyes. Remarkable condition.

Circa 1852 – 1856.

 

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GB Scientific Inspirations

Scientific Inspirations

I live in Lancashire (U.K.) and have been a dealer and collector of scientific and nautical instruments for a number of years. My stock has included some fine items from museums and colleges, which were surplus to their requirements. I occasionally purchase some interesting items from abroad, having established some reliable sources.

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