The Sundial, Compass, Gunpowder Flask

Posted by on April 29th,2007

The Gunpowder Flask with built in compass and sundial

While generally this would be significantly too early for Steampunk (16th Century Germany) it’s such a marvellous combination of craftsmanship, brass and ingenuity that it sits perfectly alongside some of the more Victorian devices we’ve seen.  It’s a gunpowder flask, with brass and bone inlays, with a compass built into the centre and it can also operate as a pocket sundial!

The Watchismo Times will go into more detail (as they are very much timepiece experts) but I adore both the look and the aim to combine several different functions into one beautifully ornate work of practical art.  Thank you very much, Heresyoftruth!