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Magnetic dial, with lid
Magnetic dial for latitude 51â”œÃ—_. The dial is printed on varnished compass card, on the underside of which is a bar magnet, set on a point, to orient the dial correctly (positioned for a magnetic variation of 15 west of north). Around the edge of the card is a compass ring with 16 points marked, seven by English initials and north by a fleur-de-lys. The hour ring is numbered clockwise IIII-XII, I-VIII, and a winged Father Time is portrayed with a sickle, hourglass and a snake biting its tail, at the south point. A simple brass gnomon sits on the compass card. The domed glass cover is missing. The dial has a turned wooden case with a push-fit lid.
- Image reference: D8761
- National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London