~GOOD 3 1/2 INCH EQUINOCTIAL COMPASS/SUNDIAL IN TURNED WOODEN CASE~

~GOOD 3 1/2 INCH EQUINOCTIAL COMPASS/SUNDIAL IN TURNED WOODEN CASE~

$500 USD (postage included)

A good, unsigned 3 1/2" equinoctial sundial compass in round, turned wooden case c.1850

Dimensions

4 x 1 3/4

Circa

1850

Country of manufacture

UK and Ireland

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

Description

A good brass, unsigned, equinoctial compass/sundial in turned wooden case c. 1850. Uncleaned, silvered hour/chapter ring for sundial measures 3 1/2″ with folding brass gnomen sitting atop a 2 1/2″ fully functional compass with silvered, 4 quadrant, engine divided, cardinal point dial. Folding  latitude arc demarcated on the inside from 20 to 60 degrees. Lacquer to reverse is almost 100%. Wooden case has a shrinkage crack to the base and a professionally made matching lid. Case measures 4 x 1 3/4″ deep. A nice Victorian example.

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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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