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Nelson  

Sundial: 584
State/Province:  British Columbia Country:  Canada
Dial Type:  Armillary Sphere Condition:  Good
  Latitude:   49° 29.462' N Longitude: 117° 17.607' W
Location:
  • In front of Oso Negro Cafe at 804 Ward, at the corner of Victoria and Ward St.
 
Description:
  • A 4 foot wide by 6 foot tall armillary dial of mild steel and blown glass. Dial is manually adjustable for standard or DST. Ecliptic ring includes zodiacal symbols. Dial base includes a 12 inch hemispherical time capsule to be opened October 14, 2015.
 
General Information:
  • Owner: Oso Negro Cafe
  • Designer: Nathan Smith of Sunsmith Design
  • Builder: Nathan Smith of Sunsmith Design
  • Construction Date: 14 October 2005
 
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  • The armillary is similar to other dials by the same artist Nathan Smith at Calgary Zoo, AL (# 953) and in Summerland, BC, BC (#952). The likeness of the dials appearance is both artistic and the desire to provide daylight saving time adjustment.

Last Revised: 2019-06-02 17:07