Goldsmith Chandlee, Sundial Maker -- Setting Time 1790: Solar Time; Sun; North Star; Noon Mark; Sundial

Walt H. Sirene, 26 . 2018 . - 142 .

This standalone document is taken from the authors comprehensive horological study, American Backcountry Tall Clock; it is a collection of "time setting" information and addendum's in one document. Photographs and charts along with explanatory notes tell about one aspect of a brilliant craftsmans work while living in the backcountry of early America.

Read on to learn about Noon Marks, Sundials, and how they were used to set time before smart phones, dial phone time service, and bells pealing the hour from church and town hall belfries. Chandlees customers will surprise you, including an important Founding Father, Chief Justice John Marshall.

The focus is determining the correct time. This at a period when only a few owned clocks. It was before the advent of time zones, and when people were likely buying their first timepiece.

This ePublication entertains and informs through pictures, graphics and hyperlinks to enhance understanding and learning; supplemented with the spare use of words.

Hyperlinks lead to educational and enjoyable information on the internet. Researchers will profit from photographs and unique documents.

 

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The author has provided this document free of cost. It is downloadable as a PDF on Google Books, and also downloadable in Google Play's format for digital readers.

Enjoy!