Historical altitude ring dial

Farmer´s ring

Producer: 
Hemisferium
Design: 
Historical
Display: 
True solar time
Material: 
Brass coated
Dimensions: 
D38mm x B21mm
Weight: 
45g
Product: 
Historical altitude ring sundial
Price:
39,90 € incl. VAT
 
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Description

The altitude sundial takes this name because the parameter of its construction is based on Sun’s altitude.

In the 15th century mariners found a way to estimate their latitude to find their location in the sea. It was based on a well-known fact: the height of celestial bodies depends on the latitude. Soon various instruments joined the quadrant, the nautical astrolabe and the cross-staff. The farmer’s ring was used amongst the rural population up until the 19th century for simple time reading by the Sun.

Delivery in a presentation box with a user manual in 4 languages (English, French, Italian, Spanish).

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