~* Lucent Brass *~
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
of Its Intended Use in the Past, This Sand Glass Will
Your "Quick Phone Calls" (or Board Games) With a Touch of Class and Style!
For Its Sturdy and Easy to Grip Design, This Type of Sand Timer Was Used by Early Sailors to Determine Sailing
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
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
Dimensions and Specifications:
Approx. 3 1/2" Tall.
Approx. 1 1/8" Wide (at the bases).
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.
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Than It Is. Please Refer to the Above Dimensions for Actual Size.
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