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Westfield  

Sundial 651
State/Province:  Wisconsin Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Armillary Condition:  Excellent
Latitude:   43° 54.815' N Longitude:   89° 32.548' W
Location: Access: This is a private dial. See below for access details.
  • Four miles north of city of Westfield on County Road M and north 300 yards on west side of Fourth Avenue
 
Description:
  • A 42 inch diameter stainless steel armillary dial with central brass sphere and topped by a 100 mm cobalt blue crystal ball. The armillary includes equatorial, meridian, tropic (2), horizon and colure rings. Above the armillary is a weathervane featuring a landing bald eagle with Swarovski crystal eye. Hour markings are notched on the equatorial ring. The armillary rests on a 43 inch high tapered stainless steel pyramidal base. The overall height of the dial and weathervane is 10 feet. The dial sits on a 43 inch high, 8x8 inch tapered pyramidal stainless steel pedestal.

    Dial is on private property but is visible from Fourth Avenue. Owner asks that viewers wanting closer access contact him by phone.
 
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner: Richard and Jacqueline Landes; contact phone 608-296-3461
  • Near top of pedestal on pyramidal faces are hand engraved signatures of builders: Pete, Steve, Rick and Greg.
  • Designer: Richard Landes and Steve Carlton
  • Builder: High Tech Welding
  • Construction Date: 9-Jun