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Newburyport  

Sundial 443
State/Province:  Massachusetts Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Armillary Condition:  Very Good
Latitude:   Longitude:  
Location:
  • 93 State Street, next to the street and parking lot and across the street from the library
 
Description:
  • This 4-foot diameter armillary sphere is made of galvanized, painted and gold leafed steel. The
    dial is had forged and welded by Cassidy Brothers Forge. It was "Colorgalvanized" by Duncan
    Industries and gold leafed. It was made to specifications from Albert Waugh's book on sundials, including latitude and longitude corrections. The sundial is mounted on a cast stone pedestal and stands about 8 foot high.
 
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner: Newburyport Institution for Savings
  • A bronze plaque at the base describes the bank's purpose for obtaining the sundial. This had to do with reaching a financial goal in assets.
  • Designer: Peter Cassidy
  • Builder: Cassidy Brothers Forge
  • Construction Date: Jan-83