Quarter-size Dollond Portable Sundial

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Our wooden-boxed brass sundial is a completely self-contained portable instrument, inspired by a design from the 18th century instrument maker Peter Dollond, founder of a great optical empire.

The original is in the London Science Museum. Instruments like this were once used by explorers and navigators to tell the time anywhere in the world. For this to be possible, the gnomon, which casts the shadow, can be set for latitude on a sliding scale and the whole instrument oriented for direction by means of a magnetic compass in the base. A spirit level and height adjustable legs ensure that the instrument is used upright.

Supplied in a box measuring 4" square, 2.5" tall.


Brass - an alloy of copper and zinc - is easy to work with, can be polished to a gleaming shine, and it has a high degree of corrosion resistance, making it the traditional choice of metal for use in harsh marine environments.


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Overall Product Rating 5 / 5
02 February 2017
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The description on the web site includes the phrase “A spirit level and height adjustable legs ensure that the instrument is used upright.” However, there is no spirit level on the product. If there is a similar model of sundial that has a spirit level within it, this difference in the features of each product should be made clear. No instructions were included and if customers are not familiar with all the features of a nautical sundial, some brief instructions would be useful with such products.
27 June 2015
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excellent product, excellent value
03 July 2014
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Bought as a gift for my dad and he loved it
18 January 2014
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It was bought as a gift and the recipient was delighted
17 January 2014
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13 January 2014
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just as described
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