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North American Sundial Society

Stratford  

Sundial 86
State/Province:  Connecticut Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Vertical Condition:  Good
Latitude:   41° 11' N Longitude:   73° 08' W
Location:
  • Shakespeare Festival Theatre
 
Description:
  • Large vertical dial at the Shakespeare Festival Theatre entrance. The dial is formed around a large circular sunburst with Roman numerals at the edge. Gnomon is missing. Dial declines east and is non-functional for this position and location. Above the dial is a shield.

    The original sundial was a gift of US Time Corp., as Timex was then known. This dial was of sheet metal and is substantially rusted, with pieces missing. The original dial was removed and will be replaced as another gift of Timex with a new dial built by Global Scenic Services with engineering and testing by a Timex engineer. The new dial will use templates from the original dial for replication but is built with modern materials for better weathering. The new dial will be calibrated for EDST.
 
General Information:
  • Owner: Shakespeare Festival Theatre
  • Designer:
  • Builder: Replacement built by Global Scenic Services, Bridgeport
 

Last Revised: 7/23/2011 11:25