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Portable horizontal dial for latitude 47 north. This is an octagonal silver dial with a gilt-brass gnomon and gnomon brace. On the obverse side is an hour scale with the numbers enamelled in black. The hour-lines radiate out from a small central decoration. The gnomon, which is shaped and pierced, folds flat when not in use. Around the compass is fine leaf decoration. The cardinal points are designated in Latin initials and north is offset by 10 West to allow for magnetic variation. The needle, with an arrowhead for north, is surmounted by a brass pyramidal pivot, and there is a chipped glass plate over all. The compass and one turned silver leg support the dial-plate. The reverse side is plain apart from a decorated gnomon brace. The case is of black morocco leather, octagonal shaped, with faded pink velvet lining and a push-button metal clasp.
- Image reference: F2054-1
- National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Georges Bernard Collection