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Sundial - Horizontal Cannon, circa 1850 Object Reg. No: ST 021742

Summary:
Horizontal sundial with cannon that is fired at noon by the sun's rays, made in the mid 19th century.
Description:
Circular plate on base with three levelling screws, recessed in plate are two levels and compass with N E S W. Opposite the compass is a sundial with semicircular scale. A lens on adjustable arms focuses rays of sun onto the touch-hole of the cannon igniting charge at noon. In case.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs P. Marchant, 1942
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 6 cm (Height), 9 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: origin unknown
Date Made: circa 1850

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