Equinoctial pocket sundial

An equinoctial pocket compass sundial.

In nickel-plated hunter-type case. The silvered compass with blued steel needle. The scale is signed:

 

Schnabl y Cia

25 de Mayo 291

Montevideo

 

Around the compass scale a silvered engraved latitude scale of six various South American cities: Montevideo, Buenos-Aires, Valparaiso, Rio de Janeiro, Lima, Bahia with their latitudes.  The compass can be used with the silvered latitude bar and blued steel folding gnomon to read the solar time.

Diameter: 52 mm.

In good condition.

Uruguay, ca. 1900.

€ SOLD

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