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Portable horizontal dial for latitude 49 27' north
The brass dial is circular, has a square base and is set over the compass. The dial-plate has a degree scale and an hour ring, marked 'Pour.49.Degres.27.M.' (for 49 degrees. 27 minutes). The dial-plate is open to allow a view of the compass. The gnomon, which is shaped and decorated with leaves, is supported by shaped and decorated struts and is hinged, folding flat when not in use. The compass consists of a raised degree scale and a set of cardinal points marked by isosceles triangles, with French names on the left and crosshatching on the right. North is marked by a fleur-de-lys. The needle is blued, in the form of an arrow, and surmounted by a brass pyramidal pivot. There is a glass plate over all.
- Image reference: F2098
- National Maritime Museum