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Sundial 682
State/Province:  British Columbia Country:  Canada
Dial Type:  Equatorial Condition:  Good
Latitude:   48° 39.290' N Longitude:   123° 23.860' W
Location: Access: This is a private dial. See below for access details.
  • Private residence of Bendt Fellenius
    24575 Rothsay Ave.
    Sidney
 
Description:
  • A 20 inch diameter brass equatorial dial with equatorial, meridian and equinoctial colure rings. Gnomon has two nodus balls that may show solar position at solstices. Equatorial ring has 15-minute marks and Arabic hour numerals. The dial alignment needs adjustment for its current location.

    This equatorial/armillary dial in the garden of Bendt Fellenius is a family heirloom, a dial given to his grandfather Walmar Fellenius in 1946 in Sweden. The garden is private but the sundial is visible from the street.
 
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner: Bendt Fellenius
  • On the equatorial ring: "Wolmar Fellenius 1876 10/9 1946" as this was a 70th birthday gift for the original owner.
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  • Construction Date: 1946