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Sundial 161
State/Province:  Vermont Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Vertical Condition:  Excellent
Latitude:   44° 28' N Longitude:   73° 12' W
Location:
  • University of Vermont, south end of "The Old Mill" building
 
Description:
  • 2'8" x 2' oval. Probably of Bronze. Gift of Mr. & Mrs. Willard Pope. Planned by Prof. Betty Bandel. Hour lines are curved to compensate for EoT. Rings indicate months. Difficult to read due to height above ground. (ca. 12' above ground level.) Dial faces approx 5 degrees East of due South. Built by W. M. Schenk.
 
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner: University of Vermont
  • Plaque: 'The sun of science is rising toward its meridian splendor'
  • Designer: Herman Egger
  • Builder: W. M. Schenk
  • Construction Date: 1970
 

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