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Sturbridge  

Sundial 180
State/Province:  Massachusetts Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Horizontal Condition:  Excellent
Latitude:   42° 06' N Longitude:   72° 06' W
Location:
  • In the Rogers herb garden near the gift shop of Old Sturbridge Village on Old Sturbridge Village road.
 
Description:
  • A 1 foot diameter cast iron circular plate, with Roman numerals 5 am to 7 pm. Subdivided into 30 min increments on one ring, 10 minute increments on an adjacent one. Fastened with screws to a large rock. Reproduction of an authentic original cast iron dial from the Samuel Pierce House, Middleton, CT. Plaque reads "In grateful recognition for the leadership and service of Edward L. Clifford, Chairman of the Board of Trustees."
 
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner: Old Sturbridge Village
  • Sol Omnibus Lucet (Sun Shines for All)
  • Designer:
  • Builder:
  • Construction Date: 1980
 
References:
  • Rural Visitor, Old Sturbridge Village, Winter 80/81.