Sundials - World's Oldest Clocks

North American Sundial Society

Edmonton  

Sundial: 195
State/Province:  Alberta Country:  Canada
Dial Type:  Horizontal Dial Condition:  No Longer Exists
  Latitude:   53° 30.202' N Longitude: 113° 34.425' W
Location:
  • Fort Edmonton (historic reconstruction)
 
Description:
  • A horizontal dial of varnished wooden shaped as octagon, perhaps 24 in. across, 2 in. thick, with very thick wedge-shaped gnomon. Roman numerals carved at ends of hour lines. Dial sat atop a segment of tree trunk.
 
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner: Fort Edmonton
  • 'Tak tent 'o time ere time tak tent 'o thee' around rim
  • Designer:
  • Builder:
  • Construction Date: circa 2003
 
References:
  • "It was taken down because there was never any evidence that Fort Edmonton would have had, or needed, a sundial. These men and women worked as long as they could while there was still good lighting, until the work was done. There was no such thing as a 9 to 5 workday at nineteenth century fur trading posts."

Last Revised: 2019-06-02 02:38