Product images of Inclining dial
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Seasonal inclining dial. This instrument comprises a rectangular universal equinoctial dial with an hour-plate hinged to the base-plate. The obverse side of the base-plate has a scale for the 24 Chinese seasons with 12 divisions marked on it. This unusual Japanese 'pseudo-equinoctial' dial marks the hours according to the Japanese system but the scale on the base-plate is similar to that used by the Chinese, giving divisions according to season rather than a latitude scale. This dial is, therefore, a seasonal inclining or 'pseudo-equinoctial' dial.
- Image reference: D8627
- National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Gabb Collection