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Frankenmuth  

Sundial 194
State/Province:  Michigan Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Equatorial Condition:  Excellent
Latitude:   43° 18' N Longitude:   83° 42' W
Location:
  • Public Park
 
Description:
  • This monument sundial is an Erickson equatorial polar dial 6 feet in diameter made of light granite with a 3 inch steel rod as gnomon. Time is graduated by hour, half-hour, quarter hours and 5 minute marks over 24 hours. Noon is at the bottom, matching the 105 degree meridian. Designed to be read from the upper surface in Spring/Summer, from the under side in Fall/Winter. Unlike other Erickson dials, the Equation of Time plaque is presented in a circular arc on the ground.
    Photographs courtesy David Wright, Director, Frankenmuth Parks & Recreation.
 
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner: City of Frankenmuth
  • On a separate plaque, "Presented to the Frankenmuth Memorial Park by Mr. and Mrs. Allen E. Nickless and dedicated to the memory to the pioneers of this community. AD 1966"
  • Designer:
  • Builder: Erickson Monument Co
  • Construction Date: 1966
 
References: Web Links:
  • Other Erickson Polar Equatorial Dials:
    24, 81, 172, 194, 224, 415, 446, 447, 495, 5140, 511

Last Revised: 8/14/2011 17:09