The handsome solid brass 3” diameter Sundial with a decorated hardwood box is a replica of sundials from an era gone by. A curved scale is attached to the top of the sundial and the compass has a compass rose used to point the instrument north. It has three adjustable legs which allow precise leveling of the sundial. Once done, the shadow of the vane falls on the local time. Both the scale and vane lie flat when you close the sundial. This replica sundial is not intended as a scientific instrument or to measure time. The 3” Sundial with Wooden Box is a wonderful addition to your nautical collection. Displayed alone on a desk, or mixed with other nautical pieces, it is a classy addition for your home, Office or den. It makes a wonderful nautical gift.