Small equinoctial dial by Horne and Co.London.circa 1860

Small equinoctial dial by Horne and Co.London.circa 1860

Stock Number: 1770

£440

A small brass and silvered dial by Horne and Co. Newgate St.,London in a fitted lacquered case/

Dimensions

dial plate 65mm diameter case dimensions 83mm diameter x 34mm thick

Circa

1850

Country of manufacture

UK and Ireland

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

Description

This small equinoctial dial by Horne and Co.is substantially made and is finely hand engraved throughout.The silvered dial is signed Horne & Co.Newgate St and has a sprung square profiled gnomon.The latitude arm is provisioned for readings from 0-90 degrees.The steel and jewelled bar needle is dampened for transit by a lever on the side of the casing.The compass dial is simply engraved with a decorative band in the centre.The very snug fitting case is lined with velvet in the lid and felt in the base and closes with a single brass hook and pin with a single hinge.The outer surface of the case has mouldings in black and a polished simulated burr wood finish.

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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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