Sundial by Elias Allen

Made:
1625-1635 in London
maker:
Elias Allen
Sundial by Elias Allen, c.1630

Sundial by Elias Allen, c.1630
The Clockmakers' Museum/Clarissa Bruce
© The Clockmakers’ Charity

A very high quality horizontal sundial, set out to show individual minutes and signed ‘Elias Allen fecit’. London, c.1630

The dial was calculated for a latitude of 53 N, a line running roughly from Mount Snowdon to the Wash. Extraordinarily, the dial contains a mistake. The 32 point compass rose, with each point individually named, is reversed.

Clockmakers' Museum No. 1243

Details

Category:
Clockmakers
Object Number:
L2015-4153
type:
sundial
credit:
Lent by the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers