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Sundial cannon fires at noon
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The glass is aligned to concentrate the sun’s rays, lighting the cannon’s fuse at high noon. More pics here, and a very detailed .pdf from the British Sundial Society on so-called “noon cannons” here. [via Neatorama]

2 thoughts on “Sundial cannon fires at noon

  1. if that’s a latitude engraved on this handsome device, it’s designed for rather north Scottish latitudes, around Edinburgh

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