The Horologium Achez

Catalogue no: 1249
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): Harrold E. Gillingham F.R.N.S. F.A.N.S. Etc.
Total pages: 3 Illustrations: 3 Language(s): English Publication date: April, 1926
Editor: C. Reginald Grundy Publisher: The Connoisseur
Dimensions: 280mm x 220mm Condition: Good
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In the "Clocks & Watches" section of the magazine A description of the "Horologium Achez", made by Christopher Schissler of Augsburg in 1578, in the collection of the American Pholosophical Society in Philadelphia. A type of concave brass sundial with some parts missing and some restorations engraved in the centre in Latin, translation as follows: "This semi-circular shell explains the miracle of the 38th chapter of Isaiah. For if you fill the basin altogether with water, the shadow of the sun is bourne backwards by ten degrees. Moreover, it indicates any common hour of the day whatever, together with that of the planets which they call hours." Three photographs as follows: 1. General view of horologium 2. Base of the Horologium Achez, engraved with scenes representing Hezekiah suffering from boils 3. Interior of bowl of the Horologium Achez Also, advertisement for Lories Ltd., Wigmore Street, London. Description and photograph of "An Old English Bracket Clock" by Charles Bayles, c.1760.
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