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Object Name Sundial
Catalog Number 1997.36.1
Collection Timepiece
Other Name Pocket Sundial
Date c. 1925
Description Sunwatch pocket sundial and compass in a folding tin. To use the sundial, you unfold the case and raise the collapsible gnomen. The upper part of the case contains a table of American cities listing their longitudes, latitudes, longitude corrections and compass variations.
Marked "Manufactured by Outdoor Supply Co., NY, USA". Patented Apr. 20, 1920 #155244 and May 10, 1921 #1418926. #155244 is a fake patent number. #1418926 is a patent held by George Hollinwood, June 6, 1922..
With instruction booklet "How to ascertain the Time by means of the Sunwatch, The Tickless Timepiece" copyright 1921 by George Hollinwood.
Maker Ansonia Clock Company
Material Tin, paper, plastic
Place of Origin New York, New York, USA