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Sundial: 403
State/Province:  New York Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Horizontal Dial Condition:  Excellent
  Latitude and Longitude: 42° 48.000' N  75° 30.000' W
  • Colgate University, in front of the chapel on a stone pedestal honoring the founders of the University.
  • A small brass horizontal dial 9 1/2 inches in diameter. Has a compass rose in the center. Hour lines branching to half hour and quarter hour. Roman numerals showing 5am to 7pm. To the south of the gnomon is a graph of the equation of time. Donated to Colgate University by Fred Sawyer. The dial sits upon a rectangular granite column.
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner: Colgate University
  • Inscribed, "Deo ac veritati" and further below "Colgate University 42.48 N 75.30 W
  • Designer: Keith Bunting
  • Builder: Merlin Design, Bristol UK
  • Construction Date: 2000

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