Sundial with compass
Slate, brass, glass
Overall: 5/8 x 4 3/8 x 4 1/8 in. ( 1.6 x 11.1 x 10.5 cm )
incised: "40-45 / Jay Gould / 1853"
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.
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.
Gift of the Estate of Mr. and Mrs. Finley Johnson Shepard
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.