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Brass Precision Sundial for Gloucester, Massachusetts

Auction:
2345
Lot:
64
Sold for:
$1,058$900

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2345
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
July 29, 2006 10:00AM

Description:

Brass Precision Sundial for Gloucester, Massachusetts, by Pilkington & Gibbs, Preston, England, with central compass rose, engraved leafage on directional border, dual month of the year rings and outer Roman numeral annular ring with minute divisions signed within the center, Pilkington & Gibbs Limited, Preston England, the dial is also engraved Jacob L. Loose, the base, Gloucester Massachusetts 70 degrees, 38 minutes and the rotating gnomon, Let Others Tell of Storms and Showers, I'll Only Count the Sunny Hours. A glass bell jar long associated with the dial was purportedly used to protect the instrument during inclement weather, dia. 9 1/4 in.
Estimate $500-800

Keywords

Preston, Pilkington & Gibbs Limited, United Kingdom, Massachusetts, Gloucester, Jacob L. Loose, Clocks, Sundials, Timekeeping