Sundials

 

Spectra sundial front view
Spectra sundial shadow field
Spectra sundial base with time correction chart
Spectra sundial with prism beam Spectra sundial rear view
Spectra sundial prism beam
Spectra sundial bottom with designer signature and leveling feet
Spectra

These colorful custom sundials are made especially for you...

The Spectra sundial stands almost 12" tall and is made of beveled glass and fine cast stone with brass shadowcaster and leveling feet, complete with a soft rubber bottom to protect your furniture or window sill. Each one of these indoor sundials is carefully handmade to order as an individual commission and treated as a functional piece of fine art sculpture. Every Spectra sundial is calculated for the town where it is to be located and the direction it will be facing, so unlike most commercially available "catalog" sundials it actually works and is capable of telling clock time to within a couple minutes of accuracy. As a result, every Spectra sundial looks a little bit different and no two dials are ever exactly the same, yet they are all part of the same worldwide family of Spectra sundials.
 
The Spectra is designed to have a removable dial plate, so if you ever move far away you can always send your Spectra sundial back to us for refitting for your new location - then your custom sundial will still have the same special inscription and date line, but the shadow field above will be reconfigured for your new global position and sundial direction so the dial will continue to give you perfect time in your new home, wherever that may be.
 
Each Spectra sundial we make arrives with an informative packet of sundial information that includes detailed illustrated instructions on setup and use, product features, and an individual data sheet signed by the designer with all of the technical specifications for your specific sundial.
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Spectra sundial inscription and date line
 
 
These unique vertical sundials are individually made to point, or "face"- meaning the direction you will be facing when you read them - any direction that receives direct sunlight during the course of the day. Some of the standard direction sundials we make face due south, like the one pictured at the top of this page, and tell time during the midday hours. We also make east facing sundials that tell time during the morning hours and west facing sundials that tell time from midday until the sun slips out of sight in the evening. These east or west facing beveled glass sundials can easily throw a beautiful rainbow colored spectrum all the way across your room in the morning or evening when the sun is low in the sky.
 
The Spectra sundial can be ordered as a unique gift that simply faces one of these cardinal compass directions - E, SE, S, SW, or W - or if you want to give a Spectra as a gift and are unsure of where your recipient might want to put it or which direction his window faces, you can order a Spectra sundial gift certificate for a sundial to be made at a later date - that way they have it made however they like.
 

Eastern-facing Spectra sundial with multiple prism beams Eastern-facing Spectra sundial Eastern Spectra sundial shadow field

This is a mostly eastern facing Spectra sundial that tells time during the morning hours. Sometimes a certain windowsill or other sunny spot will not perfectly one of the basic compass directions mentioned above, requiring you to rotate a standard direction Spectra sundial until it faces its design compass direction. In situations where this is not acceptable, such as a placement like the one above on a narrow southeast facing windowsill, we have devised a way that we can make your new glass sundial so that it will face the same direction that your window does. This method can also be used to "aim" the proposed sundial so that it can be oriented with respect to its surroundings - contact us for details. Generally, if you can face the sun directly in your proposed location at some time during the day, we can make a sundial for you that will indicate the time during that part of the day.

For $295.00 (US) you can have a Spectra sundial made just for you. Let us know what direction it should face, the town where it will be located, any special inscriptions (you will have a chance during the ordering process) and we will get your new custom sundial started right away! We use PayPal to process all of our online credit card transactions - and you can use your regular credit card to order a Spectra sundial - you do not need to have a PayPal account.

 

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The Spectra sundial is made just for you, for your specific location circumstances and including your own personal inscriptions and date lines. It is a highly customized privately commissioned work of art that once made, cannot be resold to any other customer. As such, no returns will be approved and no refunds given after a job has been started or completed and sent to you. This is mentioned here because we think it proper to state our policy for custom orders right here on our web site, not because we have ever had any quality problems in the past. If you would like to learn more about our reputation and the high quality standards we have established, we encourage you to have a look at these past customer sundial comments which have been sent to us over the years.
 
 
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