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Wendell  

Sundial 688
State/Province:  Massachusetts Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Vertical Condition:  Excellent
Latitude:   42° 32.986' N Longitude:   72° 23.856' W
Location:
  • Wendell Free Library
    7 Wendell Depot Road
    Wendell
    Just under roof eaves on south wall
 
Description:
  • A 15x5 foot hammer formed copper vertical dial declining 8? east of south with hour and half hour lines and Roman hour numerals. Gnomon is supported by dual braces. An EOT correction graph is provided and includes the inscription, "For every purpose there is a season" and acknowledgment to Friends of the Library and the Massachusetts Cultural Council.
 
General Information:
  • Owner: Wendell Free Library
  • Designer: David Scott
  • Builder: David Scott
  • Construction Date: 9-Sep