Brass, other metal
Overall: 6 3/4 x 5 x 3/8 in. ( 17.1 x 12.7 x 1 cm )
Brass astrolabe 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.
Gift of the Half Moon Committee of the Hudson-Fulton Exhibition, 1909
According the accession records, this object was initially identified as an "Armillary Sundial" and subsequently as a "Universal Ring Dial."
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.