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Butterfield dial, reverse, with case
Butterfield dial for latitudes 40-55 north. Standard three-scale dial (see related terms) except for the following details: it has an oval plate. The scales are marked for 55, 51 and 45.The central section is engraved with the arms of the Earl of Orrery which includes lions and the family motto: 'HONOR VIRTUTIS PREMIUM' (Honour is the reward of virtue). The compass has cardinal points marked by English initials and the north point is offset 10 West of North to allow for magnetic variation. The replacement needle is surmounted by a cylindrical pivot set with a red stone. The gnomon, engraved with leaves which transform into a bird head at the centre, is adjustable for latitudes 40-55. On the reverse is a table carrying the equation of time in two columns. It is signed 'J. Rowley LONDINI'.
- Image reference: F1371-2
- National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Gabb Collection