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Code BA140112541: ANTIQUE WOOD-SILVER FRENCH EQUINOCTIAL SUNDIAL COMPASS c.1900
|This is an extremely rare French equinoctial sundial compass made around 1900. It comes in a large wood case is in excellent condition without any damage. It is probably made of rose wood. This is a very unusual since the metal used to build this sundial is solid silver. The sundial chapter ring is marked with several cities names and corresponding numbers. The inner dial is made of a white silvered metal with French cardinal points. The dial is covered with a glass crystal in excellent condition without chips or scratches. The compass can be used with a latitude bar and folding gnomon bar to read the solar time. The compass is precise and points North without any problem. The needle is blocked (transit lock) when the lid is closed. The transit lock prevents wear to the pivot when the compass is not in use. The needle is blue and silver. It measures 93 x 93 x 22 mm. This is a nice a rare example that would make a nice add to any serious collection.