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The Alethiometer, nicknamed the symbol-reader, was a compass-like device that was used to communicate with Dust and find truthful answers to one’s questions. Only six Alethiometers were ever made.

Now you can hold your very own replica of an Alethiometer from CatTeachers.

We cannot guarantee that this version will allow you to communicate with Dust, nor answer all of your questions.
But with a bit of imagination, anything is possible.

Of the original Alethiometer they said:
“It was very like a clock, or a compass, for there were hands pointing to places around the dial, but instead of the hours or the points of the compass there were several little pictures, each of them painted with the finest and slenderest sable brush.”

Alethiometer in hand

What you are buying is NOT one of the original Alethiometers. They are of course priceless. This version is a metal button, 59mm in diameter. It has no hands. It is flat on the surface, and the back depends on which version you purchase.

There are 4 versions to choose from.

There is the pin badge that you can attach to something like a jumper or a cuddly toy. The magnet version can be stuck on your whiteboard or fridge: useful for pinning up notices & notes. The mirror version is handy for those last minute checks on your make-up. Finally there is the bottle opener for those thirsty moments: you never know when you might need that bottle of Cola or something stronger.

Shipping is via Royal Mail First Class to the UK, and is a flat rate, so however many you purchase there is a single postage cost. Buy lots and save money!

Dimensions59 × 59 mm

Pin, Magnet, Mirror, Bottle Opener

Background Info

The Alethiometer was invented by Pavel Khunrath in Prague in the 17th century. It was intended to be used for astrological purposes, such as measuring the influences of the planets. The experimental theologian discovered that an alloy of two particular rare metals could be used to create a needle that pointed towards the truth.

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