Sundial making tool

Made:
1690-1710 in France

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Sundial layout plate for making sundials, unknown maker, France, 1680-1700
Science Museum Group Collection
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Sundial layout plate for making sundials, unknown maker, France, 1680-1700
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

Sundial layout plate for making sundials, unknown maker, France, 1680-1700
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

Sundial layout plate for making sundials, unknown maker, France, 1680-1700
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

Sundial layout plate for making sundials, unknown maker, France, 1680-1700
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

Sundial layout plate for making sundials, unknown maker, France, 1680-1700
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

Sundial layout plate for making sundials, unknown maker, France, 1680-1700
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

Sundial layout plate for making sundials, unknown maker, France, 1680-1700
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

Sundial layout plate for making sundials, unknown maker, France, 1680-1700
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

Sundial layout plate for making sundials, unknown maker, France, 1680-1700
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

Sundial layout plate for making sundials, unknown maker, France, 1680-1700
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

Group shot of Sundial layout plate for making sundials, unknown maker, France, 1680-1700 with Horological gravers from
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Sundial layout plate for making sundials, unknown maker, France, 1680-1700
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

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Tool for making sundials, unknown maker, France, 1680-1700.

This tool was made and used in the workshop of a sundial maker in France. It was used to measure the angle of incline of exterior walls for which sundials were being made. To function accurately, sundials that were fixed to external walls needed to be calibrated to account for the slightest incline.

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Details

Category:
Time Measurement
Object Number:
2017-106
Materials:
box (wood), brass (copper, zinc alloy), mahogany (wood), paper (fibre product)
Measurements:
overall (lying flat): Height = 12 mm x Width = 290 mm x Depth = 240 mm,
type:
template - shaping tool
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
credit:
Tesseract

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