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Vincennes  

Sundial 687
State/Province:  Indiana Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Horizontal Condition:  Excellent
Latitude:   38° 40.094' N Longitude:   87° 32.102' W
Location:
  • Fairview Cemetery
    10th St. at Willow St.
    Vincennes
    Enter at 10th, take first left; dial is 30 yards on right.
 
Description:
  • a 14 inch diameter cast metal horizontal dial with 15 minute hour lines and Roman hour numerals. Sunrise and sunset times at solstices marked by additional lines. Dial face includes grim reaper figure. Hour lines and gnomon may be designed for different latitude; this may be a commercial dial but it is clever and unrecognized if so. Dial sits on a square tapered marble pedestal with stepped square bases.
 
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner:
  • On dial: "GROW OLD WITH ME THE BEST IS YET TO COME."
    On pedestal: "TIME WAITS FOR NO ONE"
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