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Santa Barbara  

Sundial 232
State/Province:  California Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Equatorial Condition:  Good
Latitude:   34° 25' N Longitude:   119° 42' W
Location:
  • Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
 
Description:
  • A small bronze equatorial dial made by Victor E. Edwards in the 1920's. It has an unusual crescent shaped arm with notch at the upper end. The arm is rotated until sunlight through the notch strikes an analemma on the lower inner curve of the crescent. Time is then read on a circular dial from an "hour hand" pointer extending from the base of the crescent. The dial is mounted on a granite pedestal with spherical top 21 inch high.
 
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner: Botanic Garden
  • In memory of a great engineer, Frederick B. Edwards 1852-1933.
  • Designer: Victor E. Edwards
  • Builder:
  • Construction Date: ca 1920
 
References:
  • Other similar dials by Victor E. Edwards are registered in Worcester, Massachusetts (Dial 312) and Bloomfield, Illinois (Dial 770)..

Last Revised: 7/18/2013 18:36