An early/mid 20th century brass Heliochronometer sundial by Pilkington & Gibbs Ltd, circa 1910
Lot 208
An early/mid 20th century brass Heliochronometer sundial by Pilkington & Gibbs Ltd, circa 1910
Sold for £840 (US$ 1,393) inc. premium
Lot Details
An early/mid 20th century brass Heliochronometer sundial by Pilkington & Gibbs Ltd, circa 1910
The canted circular top engraved with Arabic numerals from 7-12 and then 11-5 above an engraved inscription 'My hours are made of sun and shade, take heed of what your hours are made', over a circular rotating calendar dial, engraved in the centre 'This sundial, the gift of R. L. Bellhouse was erected in 1951 in memory of his father Vernon Bellhouse who was connected with, and responsible for, this research department for many years', flanked by a blackened vane on each side on a blackened hemi-spherical support with a circular base, stamped '440' under bottom edge, 24cm high x 22.5cm diameter.

Footnotes

  • George James Gibbs invented the Heliochronometer, which was patented in 1907, these devices were made by Pilkington & Gibbs until the outbreak of WWI in 1914.
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