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One~Minute Sand Glass

Historical Reproduction of Antique Nautical Speed Calculator

Heavy, Elegant, Functional and Highly Decorative, This Unusual Sand Timer Will Complete Any "Time Piece" and Nautical Collection With a Touch of Originality and Embellish Any "Little" Corner of Your House or Boat.

Entirely Made With Lucent Solid Brass
and Designed With a "Practical View"
of Its Intended Use in the Past, This Sand Glass Will
Also Time Your "Quick Phone Calls" (or Board Games) With a Touch of Class and Style!

Historical Reference:

For Its Sturdy and Easy to Grip Design, This Type of Sand Timer Was Used by Early Sailors to Determine Sailing Speed:
A life saver (or other floating device) attached to a cord with knots placed at regular intevals was tossed overboard at Stern. A sailor, positioned at Aft with the end of the rope, would retrieve the lose cord and count the knots as the floater came closer while a second sailor, holding the Sand Timer tight in his fist to avoid dropping it, gave the end signal. The number of knots retrieved in the one-minute time would then be used by the duty
officer to calculate the speed in nautical miles.
Not Quite a Scientifically Exact Method but, Repeated Several Times in Different Headings and Weather Conditions, It Resulted a Fairly Good Average Speed.


This Model Comes with a Hole on Top of the Glass
(Unscrew the Top End to Get to It) and Can be Opened
to Modify the Time or Emptied and Refilled with Your Own Sand. Please be Aware of the Fact That Once the Unit is Disassembled it Cannot Be Returned to Us.

Provided With its Own Gift Box,
It's Ready to be Presented to That
"Special Someone"!

Dimensions and Specifications:

  • Full Unit:
    Approx. 3 1/2" Tall.
    Approx. 1 1/8" Wide (at the bases).
  • Glass:
    Approx. 3" Long.
    Approx. 3/4" Wide.
  • Time: Approx. 60-Sec.
  • Accuracy: +(-) 15%.
  • Shipping Weight: Approx. 8 Ounces.
  • Made in India to US Specifications.
  • Brand New Item.
  • Gift Box Included.
    In Most Computers The Photo Close-Up (Above) May Show the Unit
    Larger Than It Is. Please Refer to the Above Dimensions for Actual Size.

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