Sundial with compass

Object Number: 
1942.523
Date: 
ca. 1853
Medium: 
Slate, brass, glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5/8 x 4 3/8 x 4 1/8 in. ( 1.6 x 11.1 x 10.5 cm )
Marks: 
incised: "40-45 / Jay Gould / 1853"
Description: 
Octagonal sundial made of slate, with small, circular compass with brass casing mounted in center; compass dial crossed by hinged brass lever mounted at edge of slate; incised Roman numerals and inscriptions.
Gallery Label: 
According to the donor, the slate piece in which the compass is mounted in meant to be a model of the sundial on the Jay Gould estate at Roxbury, New York.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Estate of Mr. and Mrs. Finley Johnson Shepard
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group