~FINE FRENCH/ENGLISH EQUINOCTIAL COMPASS SUNDIAL~

~FINE FRENCH/ENGLISH EQUINOCTIAL COMPASS SUNDIAL~

350 GBP ($495 USD)(400 EURO) postage included

A fine French equinoctial compass sundial with latitude chart (ENGLISH) in lid

Dimensions

3 1/2 x 3 1/2 x 1 inches

Circa

1880

Country of manufacture

France

Categories: Navigational instruments, Calculating, Portable Sundials, Engineering antiques, Office Antiques

Description

A fine 3 1/2 inch square, French pocket equinoctial compass sundial. Showing minimal use, silvered hour ring and latitude arc, locking compass points North. Flip up sundial gnomen. Latitude chart in lid and mahogany case are perfect with both hooks intact. Compass is French made (Ouest for West) but latitude text is in English. c.1880

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CA ScientificaOpticae

Scientifica Opticae

Mark Hacking (Scientifica Opticae Inc.) has been an avid collector/dealer for over 30 years. A former Science teacher, he has an innate love for anything natural or mechanical. Specializing in optical (microscopes, telescopes), surveying, medical, weighing and drawing instruments, he is an active participant of the Scientific Instrument Fair in London. Living in Stratford, Ontario, Canada, with his wife and two children; Mark looks forward to meeting as many fellow collectors as possible, and has a worldwide following on eBay (Sciopti).

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