White Plains  

Sundial: 1068
State/Province:  New York Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Vertical Dial Condition:  Excellent
  Latitude and Longitude: 41° 0.767’ N  73° 45.850' W
Location: Access: This is a private dial. See below for access details.
  • 208 Davis Avenue, White Plains, New York USA 10605
    On wall of house between windows, overlooking garden.

    Dial is on private property, but viewable from the street.
  • This vertical dial is a "super ellipse" 36 x 12 inches (92 x61 cm). It is made of dark slate 1.2 inches (3 cm) thick with a stainless steel backing. Hour lines are in grey, radiating from a gilt flaming sunburst. With the dial declining 7 deg to east, Roman hour marks in gilt range 6AM to 5PM (noon is absent for a crest), with dots for half hours. The gnomon is 3mm brass with a nodus disk parallel to the plane of the dial. No solstice nor equinox lines, but a dateline of 5 August, 1978 (wedding anniversary).
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner: Robert W. Gaffey
  • In gilt in a graceful curve at the top of the dial:
    (the sun has come)

    Badge of St Edmund Hall, Oxford, UK on vertical noon line below date curve, with gilt cross and four choughs in outline, but no shield.

    Accompanied by Equation of Time correction chart (circular format) in the form of a circular slate disc 32cm diameter to be placed near to the sundial.
  • Designer: David M. Brown
  • Builder: David M. Brown
  • Construction Date: July, 2022

Last Revised: 2022-08-01 10:33