Universal cubical sundial, German, c 1780.
4 0 c m
 
31cm
actual image size: 23cm x 32cm

Universal cubical sundial, German, c 1780.

Fernandes, Iris

© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library

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Cubical polyhedral sundial in wood with paper scales, signed D Beringer. Sundials were accurate enough timekeepers for most people in the 18th century. They varied in size and type from large dials on the sides of churches to small, intricate and highly accurate dials.
 

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