Rare first half of 19th century English Equinoctial dial.
The instrument is composed of an equatorial semicircle divided into 12 hours.
This semicircle is movable on a meridian,a movable slider bridge joins its ends.
The function is quite the same of an equinoctial ring dial.
The instrument is fixed on a brass base with three regulations screws.(one of them was chaged with an old restoration)
This is a very rare type of sundials, from this type of dial came the garden sundials which will have the success at the end of the 19th century or at the beginning of the 20th century.
Excellent overall condition as already said one of the three screws was replaced in a later restoration.
Dimension: height: 160 mm,
diameter of the semicircle ring 120mm;
diameter of the base 85mm.
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Eppursimuove is located in the northwest of Italy. I deal with antique scientific instruments and their history. This passion has turned into a profession that leads me every day in search of ancient instruments that helped us to observe, measure, explore and know the sky and the earth. They still amaze and make us wonder, as they did for their original makers and users. For this reason they must be preserved and collected. Please feel free contact me if you need more information on listed items. Thanks.
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