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Sundial 510
State/Province:  Colorado Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Equatorial Condition:  Poor
Latitude:   39° 37' 46.6"' N Longitude:   104° 52' 51.6"' W
Location:
  • Cherry Creek High School
 
Description:
  • The Archie Lynn Chase Sundial is an equatorial polar dial. Unlike other monumental polar dials (designed by Erickson Monument Co), the dial face is more of a rounded square than a circular disk. Hours, half hours, quarter hours and five minute lines mark the time from 4am to 8pm. The hour lines are rotated for the site latitude. A steel gnomon rod about 3 inches in diameter casts the shadow. Has a plaque describing the Equation of Time.
 
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner:
  • On the dial face, "To everything there is a season, and it is for every purpose under the sun" and on the dial back "Archie Lynn Chase Sundial I count only the sunny hours"
  • Designer:
  • Builder: Erickson Monument
  • Construction Date: May-77
 
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