Sundial and compass with perpetual calendar and lunar circles

Made:
1677 in Dresden

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Sundial and compass with perpetual calendar and lunar circles. Brass, part silvered, 6 1/8 x 5 3/8-inches. By Christopher Kohler, Dresden, Germany, 1677. Glass of compass box cracked, compass needle missing.

Details

Category:
Time Measurement
Object Number:
1880-30
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), glass, silvered
type:
equinoctial sundial
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • measuring device - instrument
  • timepiece
credit:
Monsieur Fulgence
status:
Permanent collection

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