Whitehurst & Son sundial

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Georgio Reggiani, 28, Sadler Gate, Cathedral Quarter, Little Chester, Derby, East Midlands, England, DE1 3NL, United Kingdom

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Description Whitehurst & Son sundial

The Whitehurst & Son sundial was produced in Derby in 1812 by the nephew of John Whitehurst. It is a fine example of a precision sundial telling local apparent time with a scale to convert this to local mean time, and is accurate to the nearest minute. The sundial is now housed in the Derby Museum and Art Gallery.


== Manufacturer ==
The Whitehurst family was known in Derby as eminent mechanics. John Whitehurst (1713–1788) was born in Congleton, but came to Derby where he entered business as a

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