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Sundial 455
State/Province:  Nova Scotia Country:  Canada
Dial Type:  Horizontal Condition:  Good
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Location:
  • The Quadrangle, Dalhouse University, west end of University Avenue
 
Description:
  • This bronze horizontal dial is approximately 25 cm across on a one-meter high pedestal. Both the dial and dedication plate have a blue-green patina. The gnomon is slightly bent and appears to have been re-attached to the dial. The orientation remains true. Roman numerals mark the hours from 5 am to 7 pm. Hour lines plus half-hour marks. The concrete base is badly cracked and small pieces have fallen away. The dial is well-situated in an open area, but a nearby tree might shade the dial near midday during fall, winter, and spring.
 
General Information:Inscription:
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  • Inscription: "L'heure passe, l'amitie reste"
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  • Construction Date: 1921