Portable Sundial

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£6.99
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Description
Harness the medieval technology of the ‘chilindre’ or ‘shepherds’ dial’, referred to in ‘The Shipman’s Tale’ from Chaucer’s ‘Canterbury Tales’: ‘and lat us dyne as sone as that ye may: For by my chilindre it is the prime of day’.
Wooden-topped sundial; gnomon/pointer stored within; Paper dial is drawn up for Greenwich, London time. Set the pointer to the correct week and dangle from the string; the sun will cast a shadow to read the hour.
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