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18th C. Sundial & Compass - AMUSCO012 - Authentic Models

18th C. Sundial & Compass - AMUSCO012 - Authenic Models

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Eighteenth-Century Sundial and Compass. Bronze dry compass, hand colored reproduction compass cards.  Hand aged and hand polished. Before the age of trains necessitated standardized time tables and standardized time, every village and town functioned on its own local time set by local sundials and depending on local latitude. This travel sundial uses the accompanying compass to find north. By raising the triangular gnomon up and pointing the compass needle to the North, local solar time can be determined. Of course the local time according to the sun is not likely to correspond with legal and official correct time. That would only occur if the local latitude correspondes to angle of gnomon.