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    Sale 12419

    Noble & Private Collections Part II

    3 November 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 385

    AN ENGLISH UNIVERSAL EQUINOCTIAL DIAL

    BY DOLLOND, LONDON, CIRCA 1800

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    AN ENGLISH UNIVERSAL EQUINOCTIAL DIAL
    BY DOLLOND, LONDON, CIRCA 1800
    Signed on the silvered hour ring Dollond LONDON, graduated IIII-XII-VII subdivided to five minutes, latitude arc for 0-60º. silvered 8-point compass rose with blued compass needle in red straight-grained morocco case
    3¼ in. (8 cm.) diam.


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    Peter Dollond (1731-1820) and his father John (1706-1761) descended from Huguenot silk-weavers who emigrated to Spitalfields, London circa 1700. John's passion for the science of optics inspired his son Peter set up an optical instrucments shop in Kennington., London in 1750 and upon its success his father joined him. Dollond quickly established an excellent reputation, demonstrated by their appointment as optician to His Majesty King George III in 1761. They are credited with several patents which are still used to this day.

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    PROPERTY OF A EUROPEAN PRIVATE COLLECTOR