Chinese pocket sundial and compass

Made:
1770-1880 in China

Pocket sundial in wood, including compass and folding brass gnomon (about 2 1/2 x 4 3/4-inches overall), China, 1770-1880. For use at latitude 35°N. Inclination adjustable by means of hinged strut - thirteen notches corresponding to thirteen solar periods of the year. Table engraved on dial.

Details

Category:
Time Measurement
Object Number:
1928-207
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), glass, wood (unidentified)
Measurements:
overall (as displayed): 62 mm x 55 mm x 119 mm,
type:
pocket sundial
credit:
Dr. H. Chatley
status:
Permanent collection

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