Sundials - World's Oldest Clocks

North American Sundial Society

Stanstead  

Sundial 65
State/Province:  Quebec Country:  Canada
Dial Type:  Horizontal Condition:  Excellent
Latitude:   Longitude:  
Location:
  • Colby-Curtis Museum. Installed 4 mi. N of 45th parallel of latitude.
 
Description:
  • A horizontal dial "sculptural triptych" called "Zig-Zag". Three steel pipes 8x15x13 feet define the sundial. The shadow from its highest point will run along the lower horizontal section exactly E-W at the equinoxes. Stainless steel bolts on the horizontal section serve as hour markers to that time is recorded throughout the year, with the first section of the zigzag serving as the gnomon. The dial-sculpture was funded in part by a 1991 award of a Vermont Community Fund Grant. See NASS Compendium Vol. 1 No. 2, May 1994
 
General Information:
  • Owner: Colby-Curtis Museum
  • Designer: Kate Pond
  • Builder:
  • Construction Date: 1993
 
References:
  • NASS Compendium, Vol. 1 No. 2, p. 17 June 1994