Hand Crafted Brass Antique Sundial Compass Brown Colour Pocket Compass

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Seller: Top-Rated Seller vintage-antique2017 (485) 98.9%, Location: MANGLAUR, UTTARAKHAND, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 132480651019 Weight:- 350 grams (approx)Size:- 4.5 cm X 2 cm (approx)Product Details:- This is a beautiful polished solid brass reproduction of an antique pocket sundial with an internal magnetic compass. The top of the sundial is hinged and a curved scale is used to set your local latitude angle. The magnetic compass allows the sundial to be oriented north. The compass features a needle lift mechanism to protect the compass jewelled bearing when being transported. The sun's shadow cast by the sundial's vane marks the local time. The top of the sundial can lay down flat, and both the latitude scale and the sundial vane are hinged to lay flat for compact storage. Short History:- Dollond London was one of the oldest chains of retail opticians in the United Kingdom, having been established in 1750. The business was absorbed into Boots Opticians in 2009 and stores have gradually been rebranded under the Boots Opticians name, completed in 2015. On 21 April 1750, Peter Dollond opened a small optical business in Vine Street, near Hatton Garden in London. He was joined by his father, John Dollond, in 1752. The Dollonds became notable for the quality of their optical products. In 1761 John Dollond, now a partner in the business, was appointed optician to King George III and the Duke of York and Albany. In 1781, Peter Dollond made bifocal spectacles.Note: Colors May Slightly Vary Or May Not, From What You See On Your Monitor With The Actual Piece. This May Be Because Of Monitor Resolution Or Picture Tube Variances. The Image Shown Is Shot From The Master Piece And We Always Ensure We Send You The Exact Shown Colored Product With The Same Workmanship And Prints. Products With Dyeing Work May Have Slight Color Variations Because Of Manual Dyeing Process.Be sure to see our other similar Old Is Gold items. Condition: New, Primary Material: Brass, Original/Reproduction: Antique Reproduction, Features: Handmade

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