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Morristown  

Sundial 332
State/Province:  New Jersey Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Horizontal Condition:  Good
Latitude:   Longitude:  
Location:
  • Frelinghuysen Arboretum In the rose garden of Park System Administration
 
Description:
  • 12 in diameter horizontal dial with very elaborate engraving on the bronze dial plate. In the center is a 32 point compass rose. Hour lines are corrected for gnomon width. The Equation of Time chart is engraved inside circle of hour lines with Roman numerals, which extend 4Am-8PM. At the south end of the gnomon is engraved 'R Glynne Fecit'. This appears to be a copy of dial by Richard Glynne, an 18th century dialist. Pedestal is a concrete spiral.
 
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner: Morris County
  • Dedicated to/ Ruth Gilbert/ for her/ Many Years of/ Volunteer Service/ 1966
  • Designer: R. Glynne
  • Builder:
  • Construction Date: 1986
 
References:
  • Turner, A. Early Scientific Instruments 1400 -1800, p.97