Universal ring dial:17th century

Thomas Tompion

Universal ring dial:17th century
3 0 c m
40cm
actual image size: 29cm x 22cm

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Universal ring dial, 17th century.
Brass, inscribed 'THO. TOMPION IN FLEET STREET FECIT'. These dials can be used in any latitude, except in the polar regions, for telling the time and calculating the altitude of the sun. Thomas Tompion (1639-1713) was renowned for his horological expertise, but also made scientific instruments for members of the Royal Society.

Image Details

Artist/Photographer/Maker
 
Date
 
1666 AD - 1700 AD
Image Number
 
005717

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