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North American Sundial Society

Berryville  

Sundial 520
State/Province:  Virginia Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Horizontal Condition:  Excellent
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Location:
  • Entrance drive to Berryville Graphics, 25 Jack Enders Blvd
 
Description:
  • This lovely horizontal dial was originally located in New York City NY on the grounds of the Doubleday & Co. book manufacturing plant. It was subsequently moved to Berryville VA in 1956, and is now part of Berryville Graphics. The sundial stands about 4 feet high and has a brass reproduction of the Gutenberg Bible of Forty Two Lines (originally produced around 1455) and the hour markers are brass plates of twelve printers' marks from the earliest printers.
 
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner: Berryville Graphics (formerly Doubleday & Company)
  • Inscribed "Doubleday, Page & Company, Founded in An. Dm. 1900"
  • Designer: Commissioned 1910
  • Builder:
  • Construction Date: 1912