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Boulder City  

Sundial 691
State/Province:  Nevada Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Vertical Condition:  Excellent
Latitude:   35° 59' N Longitude:   114° 50' W
Location: Access: This is a private dial. See below for access details.
  • Private residence
 
Description:
  • A 2x3 foot vertical stained glass dial declining 44.3° west of south permanently located in the living room window of a private residence. Dial has a uniquely attached point-in-space nodus on a perpendicular gnomon secured with a magnet to an embedded steel disk in the glass dial face, preventing damage should the gnomon be struck. Dial face includes hour numerals, half-hour lines, solstice and equinox lines and a solar noon mark. Dial face consists of 210 pieces of glass, 40 feet of lead and zinc came and 20 engraved and hand painted pieces of glass. The frog-shaped perpendicular gnomon can be replaced with a ball-shaped gnomon.
 
General Information:
  • Owner: Private
  • Designer: John Carmichael
  • Builder: John Carmichael
  • Construction Date: January, 2011
 

Last Revised: 7/23/2011 11:15