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Hartford  

Sundial 28
State/Province:  Connecticut Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Equatorial Condition:  Good
Latitude:   41° 45' N Longitude:   72° 41' W
Location:
  • Trinity College, Chapel Garden
 
Description:
  • A bronze equatorial dial presented to the college as a gift from the class of 1889. For its age, it is in remarkably good condition. The 3 foot wide by 2 foot tall half cylinder is engraved with both hour and declination lines. At the noon-equinox point of the dial face a perpendicular pole rises to the centerline of the cylinder and supports a N-S gnomon rod. Unfortunately the southern portion of the rod is missing. The base is a square, tapered pillar.
 
General Information:
  • Owner: Trinity College
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  • Construction Date: 1889