Iron Father Time Sundial (#2550)
This popular turn of the century dial features Browning's famous poem popularized by John Lennon's song adaptation, "Grow old along with me, the best is yet to be.
This 11.5” diameter cast iron sundial is made by Rome Industries using the ancient art of sand casting. To cast the dial, an impression of the sundial pattern is made into high quality sand. Molten iron is then poured into a hole in the sand that fills the mold. After cooling, the sand surrounding the sundial is removed and the finishing process begins.
Cast iron has been a popular metal for garden décor since the 19th century. Developed as an affordable alternative to bronze, it was the metal that first brought garden art to the backyards of the middle class. While heavy and long lasting, the very real trade off with cast iron is that it rusts. The rust finish in garden art has a large
following and is an important part of the French country and the shabby chic look.
Our cast iron dials are painted with a base coat, applied with a verdigris finish and then lacquered with a semi-gloss to stave off oxidation. To keep your dial from rusting, a spray lacquer application as needed is required.
Click for more info on how this sundial attaches to our pedestal bases.
This Sundial Ships Free In The Contiguous 48 States
Click for information on shipping to the rest of the World
SIZE & MATERIAL INFORMATION
Solid Cast Iron
Dark Verdigris finish
Attaches to all Rome pedestal bases except #B109
If attaching to a base from another company, be aware that on the bottom of the sundial there is a small stem/bracket cast into the mold that protrudes from the dial (measures 2” w x .5” ht). The stem is threaded to a 3/8” dia. for attaching to Rome pedestals. You may need to make changes to your base if it was not made by Rome.
#2550 Father Time Sundial
Made by Rome Industries