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North American Sundial Society

Bloomington  

Sundial 336
State/Province:  Indiana Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Horizontal Condition:  Good
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Location:
  • Indiana University Campus, adjacent to Maxwell Hall
 
Description:
  • A 24 inch octagonal horizontal dial probably made of marble. The dial is plain, with Roman numerals at the end of hour lines. The gnomon is a simple open triangle of well aged brass. The base is an octagonal pillar surrounded by flowers.

    The dial was struck by a falling tree in spring 2011. The gnomon style is broken and bent and the support has several large cracks. The falling tree also damaged the surrounding fence.
 
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner:
  • Plaque at base: 'Mathilde Zwicker Klopsch/ Otto Paul Klopsch/ Class of 1896/ They met at this sundial when classmates / Their ashes rest here together until eternity.' (plaque put in place 1935, by their son.)
  • Designer:
  • Builder:
  • Construction Date: 1868
 

Last Revised: 7/30/2011 15:41