Sundial: 312
State/Province:  Massachusetts Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Equatorial Dial Condition:  Good
  Latitude and Longitude: 42° 16.466' N  71° 48.431' W
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Freeman Plaza, off West Street
  • A Victor E. Edwards bronze equatorial sundial. It has an unusual crescent shaped arm with notch at the upper end. The arm is rotated until sunlight through the notch strikes an analemma on the lower inner curve of the crescent. Time is then read on a circular dial from an "hour hand" pointer extending from the base of the crescent.
General Information:
  • Owner: Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  • Designer: Victor E. Edwards
  • Builder:
  • Construction Date: 1883
  • IAPS Listing, May 95
    Artwork in our Parks; An Inventory of Public Memorials, Palemla E. Beall, Worcester MA, City of Worcester, 1986
    NASS Compendium, Vol. 5, No. 4 - Dec 1998.

    Other similar dials by Victor E. Edwards are registered in Santa Barbara, California (Dial 232) and Bloomfield, Illinois (Dial 770)..

Last Revised: 2021-07-05 15:26