Sundial: 1049
State/Province:  Texas Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Armillary Sphere Condition:  Poor
  Latitude and Longitude: 32° 44.244' N  96° 17.538' W
  • Oakland Memorial Park
    Terrrel, TX
    Off Bradshaw St. at West Moore Ave.

    Sundial is just inside the entrance gates
  • When is a sundial not a sundial? At first glance it appears to be an armillary sphere, but upon closer inspection, it is missing both a gnomon rod and an equatorial ring to mark the hours. Then, in another view of the dial we see that the angled ring with spokes actually contains hour numbers and could be the missing equatorial ring. Further, it a rod had been attached perpendicular to the ring, and the ring were tilted to the co-latitude, we'd have a working armillary sundial. The missing gnomon rod may have fastened to the meridian ring. Bottom line: with some care, this sundial can be saved and become a working sundial again.
General Information:
  • Owner: Oakland Memorial Park
  • Designer: unknown
  • Builder: unknown

Last Revised: 2022-04-05 19:18