Quarter-size Dollond Portable Sundial

SKU: 4559
Quarter-size Dollond Portable Sundial - from Nauticalia

Quarter-size Dollond Portable Sundial

SKU: 4559
Regular price £43.99
/
  • Secure payments
  • In stock, ready to ship
  • Inventory on the way
Tax included. Shipping calculated at checkout.

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. Height adjustable legs ensure that the instrument is used upright.

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

We offer three delivery options:
Standard UK Delivery: £4.99.
On this service, goods will usually arrive within 14 days of your order reaching us, and often in less than 10. (Please remember that if you posted your order it may have taken up to five days to get here).
Three-day Delivery: £6.99.This is a three-working-day (not Saturday, Sunday, or Bank Holidays) service for UK mainland and Ulster addresses, provided that you order before 1pm. Orders received after 1pm will be processed on the next working day, so take one day longer to arrive. If you require an item to be personalised, your order will be delayed by one working day.
Express Delivery: £9.99.This is a next-working-day (not Saturday, Sunday, or Bank Holidays) service for UK mainland and Ulster addresses, provided that you order before 1pm. Orders received after 1pm will be processed on the next working day, so take one day longer to arrive. Service to Scotland, Northern Ireland, Isle of Wight and other UK Islands takes two days.

If you require an item to be personalised, your order will take an additional working day. Your package will arrive between 9am and 6pm (may be up to 8pm), and must be signed for on receipt, so please give an address where there will be somebody available to take delivery (perhaps a neighbour/friend, or your workplace if your employer permits this).

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

More from Instruments
'Where Time Begins' Pivot Clock - from Nauticalia
'Where Time Begins' Pivot Clock
£47.99
'Brunel' Wall Clock - from Nauticalia
'Brunel' Wall Clock
£145.00
Chrome "Riviera" Instruments
from £135.00
Sold Out
"Chatham" Tarnish-free Instruments with QuickFix System
from £140.00
Brass Ship's Bells
from £69.00
Sold Out
Movement for Bridge Tide Clock
£12.99
Recently viewed