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Sundial 103
State/Province:  Ohio Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Armillary Condition:  Excellent
Latitude:   39°30'27"N Longitude:   84°44' 05" W
Location:
  • Miami University Campus
 
Description:
  • A 6 foot armillary sphere on a marble column. The armillary has equatorial, meridional, polar and equatorial rings, plus two smaller ones at the poles. Along the outside of the equatorial ring are golden figures, marking the houses of the zodiac. On the inside of the equatorial ring are Roman numerals marking the hours. The armillary was a gift to the university on its 50th anniversary by the Miami chapter of Delta Delta Delta. Dial sits atop a marble column.
 
General Information:
  • Owner: Miami University
  • Designer:
  • Builder: Kenneth Lynch & Sons, Wilton, CT.
  • Construction Date: 1962