Objects
Bion Nicola. Butterfield-type horizontal all-mode sundial, early 18th c.
Bion Nicola. Butterfield-type horizontal all-mode sundial, early 18th c.
Number
МЛ-279
Title
Butterfield-type horizontal all-mode sundial
Date
early 18th c.
Author
Bion Nicola
Material
brass, glass
Annotation
Folding sectoral gnomon with latitude selection scale and bird-shape pointer is mounted on the base of compass box. Four hour scales for different latitudes: V-ХII with points in 1/4 hour (40°), 4-12-8 - in 1/2 hour (55°). Latitude selection scale 40°-60° with points in 1° and numbering in 10. List of 27 European cities with thier latitudes is on the bottom of the base. Inscription on hour scale: “N BION А PARIS".
Corpus
History of Science Monuments. 14th-19th centuries. Mikhail Lomonosov Museum