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1957

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Sundial Compass (Germany), late 18th–early 19th century

This is a Sundial compass. It is dated late 18th–early 19th century and we acquired it in 1957. Its medium is wood, paper, brass, steel, glass. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

Its dimensions are

2 x 8.6 x 5.7 cm (13/16 x 3 3/8 x 2 1/4 in.)

Cite this object as

Sundial Compass (Germany), late 18th–early 19th century; wood, paper, brass, steel, glass; 2 x 8.6 x 5.7 cm (13/16 x 3 3/8 x 2 1/4 in.); 1957-165-13

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