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Sundial 897
State/Province:  Michigan Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Vertcal Decliner Condition:  Excellent
Latitude:   43° 19.800' N Longitude:   83° 44.350' W
  • The dial is in Rummel Platz, 520 S Main St, Frankenmuth, MI
  • The dial is elegantly painted on the south wall declining 30 deg west. Dial shows daylight savings time using dark red Roman numerals on a golden ribbon banner. The gnomon is a simple rod held firmly to the wall by an ornate bracket. Above the dial is a large smiling sun surrounded by a sky blue band.

    The dial was painted in 1992 by a summer by a college student. The hour lines were laid out empirically over the course of a few mid-summer days observation.
General Information:
  • Owner: Emil Rummel Insurance
  • Designer: Itinerant college student
  • Builder: Itinerant college student
  • Construction Date: 1992

Last Revised: 2018-01-16 22:01