Poke dial (suspension dial,altitude ring dial) in brass.circa 1680-1720

Poke dial (suspension dial,altitude ring dial) in brass.circa 1680-1720

Stock Number: 1667

£310

A simple poke dial in brass or bronze,unsigned,with suspension tab (possibly later)

Dimensions

ring diameter 40mm X 12mm wide

Circa

1680-1720

Country of manufacture

UK and Ireland

Categories: Portable Sundials, Timekeeping

Description

A late 17C/early 18C poke dial.The inside of the ring is engraved with both numerals and hour lines,the opposite outside edge with capital letters for the months of the year.The moveable ocular band has a protruding adjustment knob and surrounds the instrument in a simplified rope twist moulding.The dial has an articulated suspension tab which is probably later.

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GB Barry Taylor

Globeworkshop was established some 30 years ago to service the restoration requirements of dealers in scientific instruments.I am also a collector and dealer.

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