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Bloomfield  

Sundial 109
State/Province:  New Jersey Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Armillary Condition:  Good
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Location:
  • Bloomfield Public Library on Broad
    Street
 
Description:
  • An armillary sphere 5 feet in diameter, with a bronze 8 inch equatorial band holding hour marks on the inside and decorated with animals of the zodiac on the outside. A simple rod serves as the gnomon. The armillary is supported by 8 cast bronze turtles on top of a four foot cylindrical pedestal. The turtles point to the cardinal and intermediary points of the compass. This very handsome dial was made by Kenneth Lynch.
 
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner: City of Bloomfield
  • Inscribed on pedestal: "PRESENTED BY BLOOMFIELD SCHOOL CHILDREN FOR BLOOMFIELD'S 150th ANNIVERSARY 1812 - 1962 PRIDE IN THE PAST FAITH IN THE FUTURE"
  • Designer:
  • Builder: Kenneth Lynch
  • Construction Date: 1962