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Mystic  

Sundial: 29
State/Province:  Connecticut Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Armillary Sphere Condition:  Excellent
  Latitude and Longitude: 41° 21.740' N  71° 57.829' W
Location:
  • Treworgy Planetarium at the Mystic Seaport Museum, in the middle of the green
 
Description:
  • This armillary dial with a sailing ship weather vane is on the cover photo of Albert Waugh's book "Sundials - Their Theory and Construction" (paperback edition). The dial sits atop a short stone platform outside of the Treworgy Planetarium, on the grounds of the Mystic Seaport Museum in Mystic, CT. To correct solar time to clock time, the dial has an Equation of Time table at the base. The armillary sphere underwent a restoration in the summer of 2015, removing corrosion, repainting the dial structure and equatorial band, and re-stencilling the longitude degree markings.
 
General Information:
  • Owner: Old Mystic Seaport
  • Designer: Edwin Pugsley
  • Builder: Edwin Pugsley
 
References:
  • Waugh "Sundials - Their Theory and Construction", NY Dover, 1973

Last Revised: 2015-09-17 15:00

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