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Universal ring dial

Universal ring dial
Universal ring dial
Title
Universal ring dial
Date 
1600-1700
Medium 
Brass, other metal
Dimensions 
Overall: 6 3/4 x 5 x 3/8 in. ( 17.1 x 12.7 x 1 cm )
Description 
Brass universal ring dial consisting of a graduated circle with a pivoting sighting bar at its center; with suspension ring mounted on top, and a rectangular metal bar with an arrow incised on one side adjoining the base.
Credit Line 
Gift of the Half Moon Committee of the Hudson-Fulton Exhibition, 1909
Object Number 
1910.33
Gallery Label 
Universal ring dials were used by mariners to locate their position at sea.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group