Sundial Compass Vintage Brass Nautical 4" Marine Compasses Steampunk Retro Old

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Seller: Top-Rated Seller sj_modern_antiques (8.950) 99.9%, Location: Epsom Downs, Surrey, Ships to: GB & many other countries, Item: 252319261424 New Solid Brass Nautical 4" Sundial Compass in Wooden Teak Box Steampunk Style Brass Reproduction Sundial Compass - Pocket Sundial with Teak Wooden Box Manufacturer: West London Size Approximate Size 6cm X 3cm With lockable Direction PLEASE LOOK IN OUR EBAY SHOP FOR LOTS MORE BEAUTIFUL ITEMS AND SAVE US AS A SELLER Due to any unlikely situation if you wouldn't want to leave a 5 star rating please contact us before leaving feedback.Happy buying Please note that there may be some slight variation in the box colour and the fittings used, wood is a natural product and this item is hand made A compass is an instrument used for navigation and orientation that shows direction relative to the geographic "cardinal directions", or "points". Usually, a diagram called a compass rose, shows the directions north, south, east, and west as abbreviated initials marked on the compass. When the compass is used, the rose can be aligned with the corresponding geographic directions, so, for example, the "N" mark on the rose really points to the north. Frequently, in addition to the rose or sometimes instead of it, angle markings in degrees are shown on the compass. North corresponds to zero degrees, and the angles increase clockwise, so east is 90 degrees, south is 180, and west is 270. These numbers allow the compass to show azimuths or bearings, which are commonly stated in this notation. A sundial is a device that tells the time of day by the apparent position of the sun in the sky. In the narrowest sense of the word it consists of a flat plate (the dial) and a gnomon which casts a shadow onto the dial. As the sun appears to move across the sky, the shadow aligns with different hour-lines which are marked on the dial to indicate the time of day. The style is the time-telling edge of the gnomon, though a single point or nodus may be used. The gnomon casts a broad shadow; the shadow of the style shows the time. The gnomon may be a rod, a wire or an elaborately decorated metal casting. The style must be parallel to the axis of the Earth's rotation for the sundial to be accurate throughout the year. The style's angle from horizontal is equal to the sundial's geographical latitude. In a broader sense a sundial is any device that uses the sun's altitude and/or azimuth to show the time. In addition to their time-telling function, sundials are valued as decorative objects, as literary metaphors and as objects of mathematical study. Condition: Brand New, Object Type: Compass, Primary Material: Brass, Military Branch: British Royal Navy, Time Period, War: WWII, Original/Reproduction: Antique Reproduction, Country/Region of Origin: United Kingdom, featured refinements: Marine Chronometer, Maker: Stanley London

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