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North American Sundial Society

Mystic  

Sundial 187
State/Province:  Connecticut Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Vertical Condition:  Good
Latitude:   41° N Longitude:   72° W
Location:
  • Old Mystic Seaport Museum
 
Description:
  • Vertical 7 ft. diameter dial. Dial painted on circular piece of wood with Arabic numerals 6AM-7PM on wall declining 9:10 west. Mounted below peak of building. Smiling sun face at point where gnomon strikes dial plate. Designed by Albert Waugh and built by Edwin Pugsley.
 
General Information:
  • Owner: Old Mystic Seaport Museum
  • Designer: Albert Waugh
  • Builder: Edwin Pugsley
 
References:
  • Lawrence E. Jones, 'The Waugh Dials',
    NASS Compendium, Vol 2, No .4, p.2, Dec 1995