This page gives you some general information about the ordering and delivery process (the key point of which is that we have 3 wweks or so from yuour firm order in which to agree with you the exact text of the engraving and for you to "sign it off"
We have four models of stainless steel sundials, made individually for their intended location. These measure 24, 30, 42, and 55 cm. square. The angle between the gnomon (which casts the shadow) and the horizontal dialplate is precision manufactured to be the same as the latitude, and the hourlines on the dialplate are calculated for this same latitude.
They are also made individually for their intended recipient. The engraving of the mirror-polished part of the dialplate is done exactly to the requirements of the client. You may wish to have a commemorative message, a logo, a motto or poem, a brief description of the method of operation of the sundial, a table showing the Equation of Time, or anything else which will fit into the rectangle underneath the matt circle on the dialplate. (The dimensions of the circle and engraving rectaingle are given on our specialist website www.stainless-sundials.com) Whatever you want, if you can supply it as a computer text or Word file, or as a high resolution image, we can engrave it for you on your sundial. You or your recipient will thus have a uniquely personal sundial.
The ordering process is as follows:
Please let us know if there is any further information you need.
And, thank you for your interest in the Spot-On Scientific Sundial
Piers Nicholson, Designer, Spot-On Sundials
01 372 725 742 M: 07 909 747 335
You may find it helpful to see what other customers have had engraved in order to refine your own ideas; here are some examples (pdfs in a zip file)
Plaque example: if you would like to keep the sundial inscription simple, we can prepare a laminated paper plaque for your to keep near the sundial to show all this information on it.