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Yellow Springs  

Sundial 628
State/Province:  Ohio Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Horizontal Condition:  Very Good
Latitude:   39° 49.0' N Longitude:   83° 51.4' W
Location: Access: This is a private dial. See below for access details.
  • In front of private residence at
    1756 Hilt Road
    2 mi NE of Yellow Springs
 
Description:
  • A 14.5 inch octagonal bronze horizontal dial on a cast iron pedestal. Dial was originally made for the present owner's great grandfather in the early 1900's. Face has Roman numerals with hour and half-hour markers. Compass rose cast in face aligns to magnetic north and stars of Big Dipper are shown. Dial was made originally for location near Northampton, Pennsylvania in early 1900's and is marked "41° LATITUDE." At present location, dial is tipped 1.2° for latitude correction. Two time arcs are shown on the dial face: "LONG DAY" arc extends from 5 AM to 7 PM; "SHORT DAY" arc extends from 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM.

    This sundial is located on private property; those interested in viewing the dial should contact the owner.
 
General Information:
  • Owner: Kenneth Beers; contact phone 937-767-1457
  • Designer:
  • Builder: Dieter's Foundry, Cherryville, Pennsylvania
  • Construction Date: Early 1900's