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Amherst  

Sundial 472
State/Province:  Nova Scotia Country:  Canada
Dial Type:  Horizontal Condition:  Excellent
Latitude:   45° 50' 6" N Longitude:   64° 12' 38" W
Location:
  • Amherst Town Hall, corner of Acadia and Tatchford Streets, at sidewalk
 
Description:
  • A Centennial Dial for Amherst, this is a square horizontal dial with clean design about 18 x 18 inches. The dial face and triangular gnomon are cast bronze sitting upon a granite pedestal. The dial has hour lines and Roman numerals from IIII (morning) to VIII (evening) and tick marks for the quarter hours. An accompanying display explains the function of the sundial and contains a table for the Equation of Time, including longitudinal correction.
 
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner: Town of Amherst
  • Inscribed, "Town of Amherst, 45 deg 50' 06" N 64 deg 12' 38" W Gosbee Projects Ltd." and on the pedestal "Town of Amherst Centennial December 17 1989."
  • Designer: Gerald Gosbee
  • Builder: Gosbee Projects Ltd and Tingley Monuments
  • Construction Date: Dec-89