Most Moving Hour Lines Dials are equatorial in nature where the hour lines are necessarily spaced at 15° per hour. Normally one would expect the noon hour line to be due north in the Northern hemisphere. By rotating the hour lines around the polar axis by an amount proportional to the Equation of Time and Longitude correction on the day in question, direct reading of civil time is possible. Commonly this is done using Pilkington's method - see Introduction to this section
Right to Left : Click to enlarge : (i) Pilkington's 1914 Sol Horometer (ii) Brian Huggett - 2018 - Equatorial Heliochronometer (iii) Singleton's Dial - note the Equation ring inset (iv) Kurt Descovich - 2016 - Schwartenau Heliochronometer : Ref NASS Compendium 23:1 Mar 2016  : see also page on Gears (v) Dasypodius Society Dial ??? I do not understand this ! (vi to viii) Bill Gottesman, - Renaissance dial (ix) Carlo Heller's IcarusPortable Sundial -
A feature of Pilkington's method is that - for clarity - the month may be space out,  as seen in Brian Huggett's dial above. This dial also separates the winter time months on the left from the summer time (DST) months on the right. There is some overlap to account varying dates of start/end of Summer Time.
Left to Right : Click to enlarge : (i) 1882 Chartres dial by Ernest Bolle  (ii) marked to show the large portion of the dial that rotates around the gnomon (iii) the Equation adjustment - the crank, bottom right turns the hour lines: the date is set to August 26th (iv) note the introduction of national (Paris) time and railway (chemins de fer) time.
With clever geometrical means, it is possible to convert conventional hour lines to read on an equiangular scale allowing Equation & Longitude correction. This is shown below in the Sawyer Equant Dials below - the stationary bronze conventional dial has a rotating stone plate with the equiangular hour lines  ?? Other examples ??
Left to Right ; Click to enlarge  (i - iii) Bill Gottesman, Sawyer Equant Dial : ref BSS Journal, Jul 1991 (iv) Frederick W. Sawyer III - A self-orienting latitude-independent analemmatic equant dial design - ref NASS Compendium v10(4), Dec 2003 (v - vi)  Homogeneous Analemmatic Sundial - Hendrik Hollander - - ref NASS Compendium 15(2), Jun 2008 (vii) Foster-Point Sundial designed by Frederick W. Sawyer III, made by Mac Oglesbury: ref Time In A Perfect Round - NASS Compendium v8(3), Sep 2001 (viii) Sawyer’s Dual Solar & Civil Time Foster Point Analemmatic Dial : adapted from NASS 2017  St. Louis Conference.

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