The patent Pantochronometer is a pocket Sundial/Compass that can be used to tell the time all over the world, C 1895. The base has the instuctions on it which are just about readable, see pic 4. Case looks to be sycamore and has a lovely patina, with no splits. The compass works well on a level surface. The face/dial is still clear and does not appear to be faded. The thin glass dome is in tact. Diameter 5,5 cm.
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Van Leest Antiques, based in Utrecht in the Netherlands, specialises in antique scientific and medical instruments. Their collection covers mainly scientific and medical antique instruments: barometers, globes and planataria, nautical instruments, anatomical models, and pharmacy items. Toon Van Leest travels regularly in Europe and visits trade fairs, auctions, and antique dealers to collect stock and to find pieces to fulfil his clients' unusual requests.
As well as being an avid antique collector and dealer, Toon Van Leest is also a dentist. He believes that antiques are a stable investment, not reliant on trends or fashion, and have truly lasting value. Above all, he says, antiques are timeless and never lose their beauty.