An unusual sundial echoing the 3
Millennium sundials designed for the Tylers and Brickayers
company of the City of London. One of these is near the Millennium
footbridge in Central
This handsome modern sundial is made to our design in India.
It is of solid brass, and weighs 5.25 kg. It is 31.5 cm. wide,
14 cm. overall depth, and 13 cm. overall height. (This is equivalent
to 11½lb, and 12.4 ins. width by 5.5 ins. depth by 5.1 ins. overall
height). You can click on the pictures below to see a full-size
The fixings are concealed to avoid pilferage. The baseplate (see
picture) is first screwed down to a suitable plinth, and the sundial
is then attached to the baseplate using the special recessed screws
actuated with a spcial tool supplied with every sundial.
gnomon (which casts the shadow) is the "oxhead" in the centre
of the dial. At 6 am, the shadow from the top of the gnomon just
skims the top of the left hand "ear". By 6.45 the shadow has traversed
the ear, and arrived on the main dialplate. It slowly moves across
the dial. At noon, the sun is directly overhead, and the shadow
is immediately below the gnomon in the centre of the dialplate.
gnomon is is made from two brass plates with a narrow airgap.
At solar noon, when the sun is directly overhe ad, a line of light
shines through the airgap for a few minutes only. This enables
the sundial to be set absolutely accurately to true north, knowing
only the time of solar noon at your exact location (see our sister
website at www.solar-noon.com)
The sundial is priced at £325 including UK mainland delivery.
Please enquire for other destinations. The price includes up to
5 lines of inscription (up to 60 characters per line) on the backplate,
which measures 30 cm. wide by 8 cm. high. (see
The polar dial is supplied with a baseplate (shown in the photo
below) which adjusts the angle of the gnonom for different latitudes
as shown in the table. Use the links For an approximate indication
of the latitudes in Europe
or North America.
||Gnomon angle & baseplate angle
Suitable for latitudes
||48° N (0°)
||46° to 49° N (note A)
||50° N (2°)
||49° to 51° N
||52° N (4°)
||51° to 53° N
||53° to 55° N (note B)
Notes: A - Can be used south of 46° N with adjustments B - Can
be used north of 56° with adnustments
Spot-On Polar Sundial was first shown in public in the Sundial
Garden at the Royal Show at Stoneleigh near Coventry from 1st
to 4th July 2002.
31.5 W x 14 D x 13 cm. high.
12.4 W x 5.5 D x 5.1 ins. high
Weight: 11½lb. (5.25 kg)
£325 delivered mainland UK
If you would like further details about the sundial or its availability,
please send us an Email at email@example.com
or use the enquiry form below
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