James Henry Steward (1817-1896) was an expert in optometry. He settled in London in 1852, founding the company that bears his name and became famous worldwide for his highly precise instruments. The company produced a wide range of items for military and civil use, announcing in their catalogs as "manufacturers of specialized instruments in the reconnaissance of the land, the night marches, the drawing" .. Their work reached such a level that it became the supplier official not only of the British government, but also of numerous military and civil associations, such as national rifle associations of England, India, Canada and the colonies and the national artillery association, as well as astronomical associations.
This piece is a sundial of the equatorial type. It is universal because thanks to its graduated scale we can place the reading quadrant in the latitude of the place where we are. It is provided with a compass of great precision and a spirit level that allows us to place the instrument perfectly balanced on the ,horizontal plane.
It is presented in a beautiful wooden box and is the perfect gift for lovers of astronomy and gnomony.
Diametre: 10,2 cm
Thick: 2 cm