Francis Howel, London c1750

 

A George II, 9ľ inches diameter, bronze horizontal sundial engraved with the makerís name F Howel, London.

Francis Howel was apprenticed to Thomas Heath in July 1732 and worked opposite New Church in the Strand, London. Howel (sometimes spelled Howell) died circa 1761.

The dial was made for a latitude of 51Ĺ degrees North (approx) which is the latitude of London. This is a very useable sundial as the engraved scales are still very clear and easy to read

 

Above the makerís name is an engraved monogram.

The centre of the dial is also engraved with an 8-point compass rose.

The dial is graduated at 2-minute intervals between the hours of 4.00 am and 8.00 pm and is also engraved with diamond shaped half-hour markers. An inner ring is graduated in half and quarter hours. The dial has a good dark green patination.

 

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