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Sundial

Description

Horizontal pedestal sundial made by Richard Melville in Glasgow, 1845, set to give local time in Glasgow and the corresponding time in New York, Alexandria, Malabar and New Zealand

Museum reference

T.1967.90

Collection

History of Science

Object name

Sundial

Production information

Melvin, Richard, 1832 (fl.) - 1871 (d.), Maker
Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, EUROPE

Date

1845

Materials

Slate, Iron, Metal

Physical description

Slate top, iron gnomon, metal gnomons

Associations

New York, USA, North America
Alexandria, Egypt, Northern Africa, Africa
Malabar, India, South Asia, ASIA
New Zealand, Polynesia

Exhibitions

  • Earth in Space (29 Jul 2011)
    National Museum of Scotland

On display

National Museum Of Scotland »
Level 1 »
Natural World »
Earth In Space »
Space (Telling The Time)

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