Sundials - World's Oldest Clocks

North American Sundial Society


Sundial: 28
State/Province:  Connecticut Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Equatorial Condition:  Good
  Latitude:   41° 44.9495' N Longitude: 72° 41.5466' W
  • Trinity College, Chapel Garden
  • 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