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Tempe  

Sundial 75
State/Province:  Arizona Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Equatorial Condition:  
Latitude:   Longitude:  
Location:
  • R. Newton Mayall dial close to the City Hall. It is next to a walk way going west from the City Hall hundred feet or so, and south east of the Valley Arts Theater.
 
Description:
  • An equatorial dial designed by R. Newton Mayall with a "curved triangular gnomon over a curved face approximately 1ft. wide. Tells the day of the year and standard time noon." Has a plaque explaining the Equation of Time.
 
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner: Tempe
  • Joseph A. Birchett Placita de Descanso [A place to rest within the city]
  • Designer: R. N. Mayall
  • Builder:
 
References:
  • Mayall, 'Dialing the Time', Sunworld, 4:3, 1980, p.109-113.