Superb rare Georgian Bronze sundial plate by Benjamin Martin. Measuring 20 cms square (almost 8), in lovely antique condition. Inscribed B Martin, London visible in photo 2.
Super rare, I have listed below. The only other examples of this maker's work that I could find online. The patina is grey-green, a little greener than appears in the photos. I'm guessing it's George III, but it could be earlier, George II. Was a lexicographer who compiled one of the early English dictionaries, the.
He also was a lecturer on science and maker of scientific instruments. Five addresses in Fleet Street and latterly as Benjamin Martin & Son until 1782 when the firm went bankrupt. It's a story of rags to riches and back again.Martin was born in Worplesdon. And began life as a ploughboy, but graduated to become a teacher. He was an early champion for the Newtonian system. In 1737, he published the Biblioteca Technologia - a survey of natural philosophy in 25 sub-headings.
In 1740, he moved to Fleet Street. Near the Royal Society where his admired Newton would often lecture. He began manufacturing Hadley's quadrant.A predecessor to the sextant. His business prospered, and he also became known as a spectacle maker. He continued to lecture on natural philosophy, and from 1755 to 1764, he also published Martin's magazine.
The periodical, formally known as the General Magazine of Arts and Sciences , set out to provide subscribers with an encyclopedia. S worth of knowledge "one Half-sheet upon a Science" at a time.
Sundial 860 in th Sundial Registry of the North American Sundial Society is an armillary sphere sundial in Providence, Rhode Island, made by the same maker. Very carefully packed for safe arrival. PLEASE CONTACT ME IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS.
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