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Dummerston  

Sundial 366
State/Province:  Vermont Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Vertical Hours to Sunset Condition:  Excellent
Latitude:   42° 55' N Longitude:   72° 32' W
Location:
  • Attached to the southern end of the hanger building at the grass airstrip "Moore's Field" located east of Route 5, about 5 miles north of Brattleboro, VT.
 
Description:
  • This 4 x 8 foot vertical dial declines 8.4? west of south and displays "Italian Hours". Located on the southern gable of a hanger along a grass strip airport (fondly called the "Dummerston International"), the dial serves to tell pilots how many hours remain before sunset. The dial is painted board with vinyl lines, letters and numerals. A sign at the base explains how to read the dial. The dial was built by Mac Oglesby and Eliot Kimble. A smaller 2 x 2 foot vertical decliner is located on the western side of the hanger building as well. It too shows Italian hours.
 
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner: Southern Vermont Flyers, Inc.
  • "Moore's Field"
  • Designer: Mac Oglesby
  • Builder: Mac Oglesby and Eliot Kimble
  • Construction Date: Feb-97
 
References:
  • NASS Compendium