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    Sale 5428

    Travel, Science & Natural History

    23 April 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 302

    A French cannon dial


    Price Realised  


    A French cannon dial
    by Lefrançois, 19th century
    with brass cannon on quadrant supports, engraved with calendrical scale for burning lens, four-point compass, two bubble levels, silvered plate with two hour scales for 48° and 52°, bird pointer gnomon for 40-60°, signed A. Lefrançois Palais-Royal, on tapering brass column with three adjustable feet, wooden stand, in fitted case
    4½in. (11.5cm.) high in case

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    A similar cannon dial by Lefrançois, dated circa 1850, is held by the Adler Planetarium, Chicago (inventory no. N-35).

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