Herr Thiessen's clock - In the novel Herr is asked to create a clock for someone. The clock is placed in the middle of the circus. This clock can represent how time is the center of the novel. It helps create a path for people, but sometimes people destroy it.
Combination portable sundial and instrument for calibrating sundials 17th century,from France,brass,silver - or so described. The concept of "calibrating sundials" puzzles me. This is a portable sundial with three scales to work at 40, 45 and 50 degrees latitude North respectively. There is a compass for orientation and screws for levelling. The gnomon adjusts accordingly as seen in the additional pictures.