Sundials - World's Oldest Clocks

North American Sundial Society

Windsor  

Sundial 406
State/Province:  Nova Scotia Country:  Canada
Dial Type:  Horizontal Condition:  Reproduction
Latitude:   44° 59' N Longitude:   64° 08' W
Location:
  • On the grounds of Haliburton House on Clifton Avenue
 
Description:
  • A small horizontal dial with an 11-inch square base. The dial was made in 1845, but the original was damaged by vandals. There now exists a fiberglass reproduction of the dial with metal gnomon on a cast cement base. The dial has Arabic numerals indicating 4 a.m. to 8 p.m. and corresponding hour lines. The dial is located on the grounds of the Haliburton House, built in 1836 by Thomas Chandler Haliburton, a justice of the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia and author of "The Clockmaker" stories.
 
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner: Nova Scotia Museum, Province of Nova Scotia
  • Inscribed "1845"
  • Designer: unknown
  • Builder: unknown
  • Construction Date: 1845
 
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