This is a beautiful solid brass antique reproduction of a 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's jeweled bearing when being
transported. There are three adjustable legs that are used to precisely
level the sundial. 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. The sundial measures 4 1/2 inches (11.4 cm) tall, 2 inches (5.1
cm) tall when collapsed, the body of the compass is 2 7/8 inches (7.3 cm)
in diameter, and the sundial weighs 14 ounces (397 grams). A beautiful
hardwood case is included for display and storage of the brass sundial.
The hardwood case measures about 5.5" square.