Reference numberMOB/006
TitleSundial by Isaac Newton
Date17th century
DescriptionA stone sundial comprising a rectangular stone panel, carved with a segmented hemisphere, numbered 1-5 and 7-12 and bearing part of Newton's name as a signature. Contained in an oak carrying case, the cover with an inscribed brass plate giving details of the presentation. Said to have been cut by Sir Isaac Newton at his childhood home, Woolsthorpe Manor.
Extent1 instrument
FormatScientific Instrument
MaterialsStone, wood
Access statusOpen
ProvenanceRemoved from the wall of Woolsthorpe Manor. Charles Turnor was the owner of Woolsthorpe Manor in the 19th century and presented this item to the Royal Society in 1844.
CopiesDigital: Z:Drive
Fellows associated with this archive
NA8414Newton; Sir; Isaac (1642 - 1727); natural philosopher and mathematician1642 - 1727
NA2870Turnor; Charles (1768 - 1853)1768 - 1853
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