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Sundial - Equatorial, Johann Schrettegger, Augsburg, Germany, circa 1820 Object Reg. No: ST 029921

Summary:
Octagonal brass equatorial sundial, made by Johann Nepomuk Schrettegger (1764-1843), Augsburg, Germany, circa 1820.
Description:
Needle gnomon from centre of circle that is calibrated in roman numerals to show hours for northern hemisphere. Circle hinged to octagonal base. Quadrant scale calibrated in degrees from vertical to horizontal using arabic numerals. Upper surface engraved with floral design. Compass recessed in base.
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 6 cm (Diameter)

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Tagged with: sundials
Themes this item is part of: Horology Collection, Science & Measurement Collection
Primary Classification: HOROLOGY
Secondary Classification: Sundials
Tertiary Classification: germany
Inscriptions: Underneath inscribed 'Johan Schrettegger in Augsburg'
Maker: Mr Johan Schrettegger, Augsburg, Swabia, Bavaria, Germany, circa 1820

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