Sundials - World's Oldest Clocks

North American Sundial Society

Cleveland  

Sundial 619
State/Province:  Ohio Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Horizontal Condition:  Excellent
Latitude:   Longitude:  
Location:
  • Cleveland Museum of Natural History
    1 Wade Oval Drive, Cleveland
    Outside main entrance
 
Description:
  • A 7 foot diameter semicircular inclined horizontal dial of concrete with a bronze gnomon. Gnomon support features a cast representation of a nautilus shell. Each hour arc is marked with a geologic period within the "542 million year period" most animal life has evolved.
 
General Information:
  • Owner: Cleveland Museum of Natural History
  • Designer: Walter Matia
  • Builder:
  • Construction Date: 2004