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A small scale, completely unique working sundial, beautifully hand crafted from natural beach stone with a solid brass pointer. Suitable for indoor or outdoor use, ideal for conservatory, patio, windowsill, garden or yard.

PLEASE NOTE THIS SUNDIAL IS FOR UK USE ONLY

ALSO SEE MY OTHER LISTINGS FOR USA / UK SUNDIALS

*** DISCOUNTED SHIPPING ON ALL ORDERS! ***

Dimensions approx L 70 x W 70 x H 70mm

This is an equatorial sundial, the face is angled to match the plane of the equator. The hour segments radiate as tangents from the cylindrical gnomon. Please note this type of sundial only works from spring to autumn, during the winter the gnomon does not cast a shadow.

The face of the sundial is a cut and polished section through a naturally rounded beach stone, inscribed with the hour lines. The solid brass pointer (or "gnomon" ) is angled to mirror the earth's axis. The thickness of the gnomon does not affect the accuracy of the sundial, as it is the edge rather than the point which casts the shadow. This style of gnomon creates radial lines, the area in between each hour line is usually shaded.

A simple fixed sundial, it tells "sun time" rather than clock time. This varies organically with the year - before the days of mechanical clocks church bells striking the hour could be heard advancing across the country from east to west a few seconds apart.

To use the sundial simply align the gnomon to point south in any sunny location. If you want to be really accurate google the "equation of time" which adjusts for the time of year. Personally I like the simple idea of "sun time" and don't worry too much about matching it up with clock time.
A small scale, completely unique working sundial, beautifully hand crafted from natural beach stone with a solid brass pointer. Suitable for indoor or outdoor use, ideal for conservatory, patio, windowsill, garden or yard.

PLEASE NOTE THIS SUNDIAL IS FOR UK USE ONLY

ALSO SEE MY OTHER LISTINGS FOR USA / UK SUNDIALS

*** DISCOUNTED SHIPPING ON ALL ORDERS! ***

Dimensions approx L 70 x W 70 x H 70mm

This is an equatorial sundial, the face is angled to match the plane of the equator. The hour segments radiate as tangents from the cylindrical gnomon. Please note this type of sundial only works from spring to autumn, during the winter the gnomon does not cast a shadow.

The face of the sundial is a cut and polished section through a naturally rounded beach stone, inscribed with the hour lines. The solid brass pointer (or "gnomon" ) is angled to mirror the earth's axis. The thickness of the gnomon does not affect the accuracy of the sundial, as it is the edge rather than the point which casts the shadow. This style of gnomon creates radial lines, the area in between each hour line is usually shaded.

A simple fixed sundial, it tells "sun time" rather than clock time. This varies organically with the year - before the days of mechanical clocks church bells striking the hour could be heard advancing across the country from east to west a few seconds apart.

To use the sundial simply align the gnomon to point south in any sunny location. If you want to be really accurate google the "equation of time" which adjusts for the time of year. Personally I like the simple idea of "sun time" and don't worry too much about matching it up with clock time.

Reviews

5 out of 5 stars
(13)
  • Reviewed by Francisco
    5 out of 5 stars
    Mar 27, 2018
    very happy with the purchase of this set , arrived in perfect timing great great condition AMAZING DESIGNS AND WORK WITH THE ELEMENTS sooo happy. 1000000 % recommended thanks so much
    For Francisco

  • Reviewed by Louise Smail
    5 out of 5 stars
    Oct 15, 2017
    Brilliant _ made a a present to our daughter and her familly in OZ - great quality and a unique present - Thanks you
    For Louise

  • Reviewed by fwsawyer
    5 out of 5 stars
    Aug 15, 2017
    Fast turnaround. Nice items - perfectly customized as always. Many thanks.
    3 more for Fred

  • Reviewed by fwsawyer
    5 out of 5 stars
    Jun 27, 2017
    Wonderful items. Greg was great to work with on the design - very helpful and open to suggestions. Items well done, in time, shipped well, and I'm sure they will be a big hit.
    Fred's 39 sundials

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Windowsill Sundial, natural beach stone and solid brass pointer, with free shipping!

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