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Sundial 403
State/Province:  New York Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Horizontal Condition:  Excellent
Latitude:   42° 48' N Longitude:   75° 30' W
Location:
  • Colgate University, in front of the chapel on a stone pedestal honoring the founders of the University.
 
Description:
  • A small brass horizontal dial 9 1/2 inches in diameter. Has a compass rose in the center. Hour lines branching to half hour and quarter hour. Roman numerals showing 5am to 7pm. To the south of the gnomon is a graph of the equation of time. Donated to Colgate University by Fred Sawyer. The dial sits upon a rectangular granite column.
 
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner: Colgate University
  • Inscribed, "Deo ac veritati" and further below "Colgate University 42.48 N 75.30 W
  • Designer: Keith Bunting
  • Builder: Merlin Design, Bristol UK
  • Construction Date: 2000