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19th century Chinese horizontal compass dial, Bliss Collection of Astronomical Instruments

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19th century Chinese horizontal compass dial, Bliss Collection of Astronomical Instruments

2018

Finnin, Denis (photographer)

Digital Photographs

In place of the marked circle used on many European dials, this dial has hours marked on an arc. The shadow-casting pin, held by a spring, can be folded down. A spirit level on top and leveling screws at the four outer points help ensure horizontal placement.

Astronomy

Astrophysics

Chinese and Siberian Collections (Hall)

Bliss Collection of Astronomical Instruments

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Astrophysics

Collection

Citation

Finnin, Denis (photographer), “19th century Chinese horizontal compass dial, Bliss Collection of Astronomical Instruments,” AMNH Research Library | Digital Special Collections, accessed July 19, 2019, http://lbry-web-007.amnh.org/digital/index.php/items/show/85875.