Sundials - World's Oldest Clocks

North American Sundial Society

Morristown  

Sundial 819
State/Province:  New Jersey Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Analemmatic Condition:  Excellent
Latitude:   40° 48.167' N Longitude:   74° 27.017' W
Location:
  • The dial is located at the Morristown Frelinghuysen Arboretum, near the bus parking. The Arboretum fosters and develops public awareness, knowledge and enjoyment of horticulture and the natural world.
 
Description:
  • This analemmatic dial is approximately 20 feet wide by 12 feet long, constructed of reinforced, high strength cast-in-place concrete. Showing both Standard and Daylight Savings Time, the dial uses a dual ring of twenty-eight circular hour markers. Each hour marker is a 12 inch diameter precast paver flush with the surrounding landscaping with an aluminum Arabic hour numeral on top.

    The 7-foot walkway is cast-in-place concrete with aluminum Arabic numerals for the months. The dial was the Girl Scout Gold Award Project of Alexandra Levoyer.
 
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner: Friends of the Frelinghuysen Arboretum
  • Directions for its use are located on a nearby sign and brochures are available noting the history and science of sundials.
  • Designer: Paul Ratto
  • Builder: Alexandra Levoyer
  • Construction Date: October 2015
 

Last Revised: 2016-01-14 23:25