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Sundial 896
State/Province:  Michigan Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Armillary Condition:  Fair
Latitude:   43° 57.767' N Longitude:   83° 44.333' W
  • Dial is in front of the Frankenmuth Clock Company parking lot, 966 S Main St, Frankenmuth MI.
  • This is a mass produced armillary dial held at the latitude of Frankenmuth by the statute of a boy with raised arm. All this sits on a pedestal with a Greek motif. The meridian circle made of iron is about 2 feet in diameter. The equatorial band is about 3 inches wide with some corrosion present. Inside the equatorial there appears to be an aluminum interior band of Arabic numbers riveted to the equatorial. Hours and half hours are marked by dot bumps in the aluminum. There is an iron latitude ring for decoration. The bronze gnomon extends the meridian circle with both an arrow point and feathered tail.
General Information:
  • Owner: Frankenmuth Clock Company
  • Designer:
  • Builder: Mass produced dial

Last Revised: 2018-01-16 22:37