Fine Cast Bronze Armillary Sphere Sundial on Pillar Stand

£715.00

Fine Cast Bronze armillary Sundial on Base Pillar Stand Totally Weather Resistant in all Conditions

Fine Cast Bronze Armillary Sphere Sundial on Pillar Stand:

This Fine Cast Bronze Armillary Sphere Sundial on Pillar Stand would make a perfect gift to celebrate the passing of time or to mark a special occasion or anniversary.

This item would last you a lifetime as it comes with a corrosion free guarantee because bronze cannot corrode or rust.

Setting up your Armillary:

place it in a light sunny area and position it so that the gnomon (the centre bar with the arrow) casts no shadow at exactly 12 noon and is facing true north. This will have to be checked frequently as with seasonal variations. Make sure that your Armillary sits on a flat level horizontal surface.

Code AR12

Size 110 x 40 x 45cm

Delivery FREE within 2 weeks to UK

History of Bronze:

Bronze is an alloy consisting primarily of copper, commonly with about 12% tin and often with the addition of other metals (such as aluminium, magnesium, nickel, or zinc) and sometimes non-metals or metalloids such as arsenic, phosphorus or silicon.

Bronze was significant to any culture that encountered it. Tools Weapons, armour and various building materials like decorative tiles made out of bronze were harder and more durable then their stone or copper predecessors. The earliest tin-alloy bronzes date to the late 4th millennium BCE in Susa (Iran) and some ancient sites in Luristan (Iran) and Mesopotamia (Iraq). Copper and tin ores are rarely found together (exceptions include one ancient site in Thailand and one in Iran), so serious bronze work has always involved trade. In Europe, the major source for tin was Great Britain’s deposits of ore in Cornwall. Phoenician traders visited Great Britain to trade goods from the Mediterranean for tin. Bronze is one of the most innovative alloys of mankind.

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