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Medicine Hat  

Sundial 495
State/Province:  Alberta Country:  Canada
Dial Type:  Equatorial Condition:  Excellent
Latitude:   50° 06' N Longitude:   110° 42' W
Location:
  • Originally in front of the Rotary Club, has been moved in front of the City Hall
 
Description:
  • The Medicine Hat equatorial sundial was commissioned by the Rotary Club of Medicine Hat to commemorate its 50th anniversary (1918-1968). This is an Erickson equatorial polar dial. The dial is 6 feet 9 inches in diameter, made of pink granite, and weighs 3450 pounds. The dial is supported by an inclined stainless steel gnomon rod 3 inches in diameter, with overall length just over 6 feet. As with many of these dials, there are two equation of time plaques.
 
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner: Rotary International
  • Inscribed "Rotary International 1918 - golden anniversary - 1968
    http://www.wsanford.com/~wsanford/exo/sundials/medhat/
  • Designer:
  • Builder: Erickson Monument Co.
  • Construction Date: 3 June 1969.
 
References: Web Links:
  • Other Erickson Polar Equatorial Dials:
    24, 81, 172, 194, 224, 415, 446, 447, 495, 5140, 511

Last Revised: 8/14/2011 17:10