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Round Lake Beach  

Sundial 802
State/Province:  Illinois Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Horizontal Condition:  Excellent
Latitude:   42° 23.0' N Longitude:   88° 5.24' W
Location: Access: This is a private dial. See below for access details.
  • Dial is located in the back yard of a private residence. To see dial, contact owner at tgmom1@aol.com
 
Description:
  • This is an octagonal-shaped horizontal dial 240 mm (9.5 inches)across. The photo-etched plate has a central compass rose and delineated with a half hour circle and second circle dividing the time into quarter-hour increments. Roman numerals mark the hours from 6am to 6pm, with an extra hour mark to extend the dial's time-telling from 5am to 7pm. The dial is adjusted for the longitude of the site. Atop the dial face is a sturdy filigree gnomon approximately 5mm wide and 90mm (3.5 inches) high. South of the gnomon is a graphic Equation of Time.

    The dial sits on a standard stone plinth.
 
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner: Diane Philyaw
  • Motto at top: May the passing shadow of time serve thy will.

    Dedication at bottom: To my wife Diane, for all time.
  • Designer: Keith Bunting
  • Builder: Merlin Sundials of Knapp House, UK
  • Construction Date: 2009
 

Last Revised: 2015-09-22 23:40