Sundials - World's Oldest Clocks

North American Sundial Society

Tucson  

Sundial 579
State/Province:  Arizona Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Vertical Condition:  Very Good
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Location:
  • Private home of Susan Ledbetter
    4049 E. Camino de la Colina
    Tucson
 
Description:
  • Located on a side street wall of a private home, this 4x6 foot due south vertical dial uses welded iron numerals and gnomon. Built in 1954, this is the oldest known sundial in Tucson. Designed using Mayall and Mayall's "Sundials" and described in detail in April, 1954 Home and Garden Magazine.
 
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner: Susan Ledbetter
  • "NON RAMMENTARE CHE LE ORE FELICIT"
    Not to remind him whom the hour is making happy.
  • Designer: Constance Wynn
  • Builder: Constance Wynn
  • Construction Date: 1954