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Sundial 113
State/Province:  Tennessee Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Equatorial Condition:  Excellent
Latitude:   35° 03' N Longitude:   85° 03' W
Location:
  • Southern Adventist University
 
Description:
  • ca 6'cylindrical segment, about 3' high Stainless steel Large equatorial, corrected for longitude. Nodus is a hole on a horizontal gnomon rod running E/W across face. Can compensate for DST by shifting dial via bolts/slots in base. Solstice lines run along top/bottom edge of cylinder. Built by Fabricators Inc., Chattanooga TN
 
General Information:
  • Owner: Southern Missionary College
  • Designer: Henry Kuhlman
  • Builder:
  • Construction Date: ca 1980
 
References:
  • Sky & Telescope, April 1981, pp 296-291.