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Octogonal in Brass, 7.3x2cm

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Description

Reproduction in current materials of ancient instruments that are part of the cultural and scientific heritage because of their scientific, historical and aesthetic value.

The instrument is accompanied by a documentation with description in which their use is explained in detail.

Diptych:
Are portable sundials consisting of a compass, a solar quadrant and a thread with the function as a pin or gnomon, which casts the shadow. They were often used as a pocket watch, between the fifteenth and eighteenth centuries.
Functional manner: Align the tip of the arrow of the compass that always points north, on the 12 (XII) of the quadrant / sundial. Once oriented and exposed to the sun, casts the pin a shadow which corresponds to the time line, and outputs time.

Reproduction of a Dytich dial, known as Pocket sundial with a “weight ball” to check balance of instrument.
Brass plate, Medium-density wood fibreboard teinted and polished; crystal glass over the magnetic compass; coloured paper.
Box size: lenght 11,5cm X  Width 8 cm X Height 3,5cm. Total Weight: 145gr

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