A Benjamin Scott standing brass universal equinoctial ring dial,   English,  early 18th century,
Lot 394
A Benjamin Scott standing brass universal equinoctial ring dial, English, early 18th century,
Sold for £2,640 (US$ 4,432) inc. premium
Lot Details
A Benjamin Scott standing brass universal equinoctial ring dial, English, early 18th century,
signed B Scott Londini Fecit, with well engraved latitude, altitude quadrant and hour scales, bridge with pin-hole cursor sliding over calendar and zodiac sign scales, mounted in a later cradle above column and tripod base with three levelling screws, 8in (20cm) diam. 13 1/2in (34cm) high

Footnotes

  • Benjamin Scott worked in London from 1712 until 1733. He then emigrated to St Petersburg to work for the Academy of Sciences from 1747 until 1751.

    M.B-L comments: "Marked in 2 minute intervals this was a serious timepiece before the advent of universal time. It is based on the Julian calendar as the current Gregorian calendar was not adopted by Great Britain until 1752."
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