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Columbus  

Sundial 681
State/Province:  Ohio Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Equatorial Condition:  Poor
Latitude:   39° 59.992' N Longitude:   83° 00.884' W
Location:
  • Ohio State University Camus
    William Oxley Thompson Memorial Library
    1858 Neil Ave.
    Columbus
 
Description:
  • A cast bronze equatorial dial with inscribed analemma EOT figures on each hour line. Equatorial ring is a spherical segment. Arabic numerals mark Standard Time. Gnomon is missing. Dial sits atop a fluted Roman column on square base.
 
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner: Ohio State University
  • Column base marked, "Class 1905."
  • Designer: Albert Crehore
  • Builder: Albert Crehore
  • Construction Date: Est. 1905
 
References:
  • Fred Sawyer, "Albert Cushing Crehore (1868-1959)", NASS Compendium, September 2015, pp. 8-10

Last Revised: 2016-07-04 17:23