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Vintage George Adams Horizontal Sundial c. 1750


Offered for sale is an outstanding antique boxed George Adams (1709-1772) horizontal brass Equinoctial Compass Sundial, circa 1750. The instrument maker, George Adams was from London and traded at Shoe lane and made instruments from 1734-1772. Our research suggests that this boxed sundial compass (with blued-steel indicator was made about 1750. The brass sundial is 3 1/4" in diameter and circular with a recessed compass inside a fitted mahogany square box with brass hinges and a brass latch or securing hook, measuring 3 1/2" in diameter, with hour scale marked from IIII - XII and I to VIII and is engraved on the outer ring: "G. Adams London" and the our scale divided into 60 minutes with one minute subdivision.

Provenance: Phillips Auction # 30770

Lit: "Diptych Sundials (1570-1750), catalogue of the Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments, by Steven A. Lloyd, 1992, Harvard University Press, ISBN 0-674-46977-1.

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This product would make a wonderful addition to any scientific instrument or sundial collection when displayed in a prominent place, being a grand collectible item that would adorn any serious collector's prized scientific instrument and sundial accumulations, while showing a discriminating dedication for fine sundials and other scientific instrument items as well as a devotion to acquiring fine collectibles.

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  • Model: G. Adams Boxed Sundial.Compass

This product was added to our catalog on Friday 17 October, 2014.

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