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North American Sundial Society

Baltimore  

Sundial 325
State/Province:  Maryland Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Horizontal Condition:  
Latitude:   39° 21' N Longitude:   76° 39' W
Location:
  • Clyburn Arboretum behind mansion at 4915 Greenspring Ave.
 
Description:
  • A 12 inch diameter horizontal bronze dial. A wire is stretched from the dial's center, which is decorated as a cluster of flowers, to the beak of a bird perched on the rim of the dial plate, forming the gnomon at proper angle. The bird is apparently the 'early bird' eating the worm (gnomon). The dial plate itself has hour lines and Roman numerals from 5 am to 7 pm. Dial sits atop a cast concrete post with octagonal top.
 
General Information:
  • Owner:
  • Designer: Reuben Kramer
  • Builder:
  • Construction Date: 1973
 
References:
  • Geo. McDowell, Ten Sundials in Maryland, #4