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Sundial 747
State/Province:  Washington Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Horizontal Condition:  Good
Latitude:   40° 39.203' N Longitude:   122° 18.453' W
Location:
  • University of Washington
    Campus main axis, just SE of Drummheller Fountain overlooking Mt. Rainier
 
Description:
  • A 20 inch diameter cast bronze horizontal dial atop a 30 inch high one-piece stone pedestal. The dial face has cast quarter-hour marks and Roman hour numerals. The dial, built in 1912, has been refurbished and relocated several times and has a new bronze gnomon. Prof. Woody Sullivan and Kurt Kiefer did the last restoration in 2002. Dial times are inaccurate 5-7 minutes.

    The dial was donated by the University Class of 1912. A nearby plaque shows the coordinates and a table of EOT corrections.
 
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner: University of Washington
  • Class of 1912 in large type on stone pedestal.
  • Designer:
  • Builder:
  • Construction Date: 1912
 

Last Revised: 6/25/2012 19:13