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Item:372466731796Antique 1840-41 EX-RARE American Cast Iron Sundial SHELDON MOORE KENSINGTON, CT For your consideration is an extremely rare antique Sundial - an instrument designed for measuring time, used since ancient Egyptian times and now a well-regarded element of any garden of sophisticationMade of thick cast iron, with a triangular gnomon Dial plate with Roman numerals and the name of the manufacturer - S. MOORE / KENSINGTON CT. // L. 41Comes together with a small pamphlet - a bulletin from the Connecticut Historical Society from October of 1947 which provides extensive detail on the manufacturer of these sundials, Mr. Sheldon Moore of Kensington, Connecticut, USA. On the back is a handwritten note, as well as a newspaper clipping about sundials This sundial has an incredibly interesting history. It is only one of 100 manufactured, made during the years 1840-1841. Mr. Moore was born in 1798, and, despite graduating from Yale, devoted himself to business and entrepreneurship. His sundials quickly became famous for their quality around the New England region. However, due to a small profit margin (each cost 50 cents at the time to make, but sold for $1, including sales commission by the end seller), the manufacture quickly ended in the year following it's beginning. This makes them an extremely rare and sought-after collector's find. This sundial is calibrated for a latitude of 41° 36’ - located between Hartford and Waterbury, Connecticut. It has a range of 150 miles, it can be most precise and correct in the area within that band of latitude - as far North as Montpelier, Vermont and as far south Washington, DC. All original, antique and authentic PLEASE SCROLL DOWN THE PAGE FOR MORE PHOTOS! Measurements: Approx. 10" diameter (across), 5.1" high with gnomonWeighs about 4 lbs. 4 oz. Condition: Very Good overall, Please see photos below. All original and complete. Superb patina, developed over time We Will Combine Shipping Whenever Possible For Your Convenience! Local Pickups Are Welcome! Take a look at the other items we have for sale now. Click here to visit our eBay Store! Please e-mail us for additional photos or information that can give you a better idea about this item! Buyer is responsible for the actual shipping cost Our items are described with the best of our knowledge and ability. To avoid any misunderstandings and in case of any doubt, please e-mail us. We will be glad to answer all of your questions and provide additional photos and/or information Thank you!Decade:Pre 1890, Maker:Sheldon Moore, Material:Cast Iron, Theme:Sundial, Original/Reproduction:Original, Type:Sundial, Features:Antique, Color:Cast Iron
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!Antique 1840-41 EX-RARE American Cast Iron Sundial SHELDON MOORE KENSINGTON, CT