This is a reproduction of one of the equatorial clocks that were made in Renaissance Italy in the sixteenth century.
When suitably set and inclined to counteract the tilt of the earth, the shadow of central bar (gnomon) will mark the hours on the inside of the circle.
- Height: 19 cm
- Diameter: 7 cm
- Material: Brass effect alloy
Please note: this item is intended for decorative purposes and should not be used for precise time-keeping.
Ships, Clocks & Stars: The Quest for Longitude exhibition runs from 11th July 2014 to the 4th January 2015.