07-16-2011 07-16-2011
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Marlborough MA
2555M Marlborough
July 16, 2011 10:00AMCalender
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Brass Universal Equinoctial Sun Dial

$178$150
Auction: Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2555M Location: Marlborough Date / Time: July 16, 2011 10:00AM

Description:

Brass Universal Equinoctial Sun Dial, probably London, mid-19th century, with brass plate inscribed with the latitudes of major cities including London, Washington, St. Louis, Cincinnati and Chicago, inset 3 in. dia. silvered dial compass and blued steel needle, hinged needle gnomon and hour circle with calibrated latitude scale, spirit level and three leveling feet, dia. folded 5 in.
Estimate $250-450

silvering on hour circle and latitude scale discolored; brass in old lacquer, crack in glass over compass.

Keywords

London, St. Louis, steel needle, Chicago, Cincinnati