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North American Sundial Society

Ithaca  

Sundial: 463
State/Province:  New York Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Horizontal Dial Condition:  Excellent
  Latitude and Longitude: 42° 26.984' N  76° 28.296' W
Location:
  • Cornell University - Follow Forest Home Dr to Plantations Rd and North on Judd Falls Rd to Robison NY State Herb Garden and Botanic Gardens
 
Description:
  • A horizontal sundial made from a an irregular slab of stone approximately 18 x 24 inches. The hour markings are inscribed in the form of an arrow pointing to the 12 o'clock hour and the gnomon is a thin blade. In keeping with the herb garden's design, maker and designer Michael Sweeney used native materials of stone for the dial and pedestal. The dial base was a prized antique millstone of orange granite from a nearby village.
 
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner: Cornell University
  • Plaque at base:
    "Gift of
    Auraca Herbarists
    1976"
  • Designer: Michael Sweeney
  • Builder: Michael Sweeney, formerly of Ithaca
  • Construction Date: 1976
 
References: Web Links:
  • NASS Compendium, Vol. 6 No. 2 p. 2, June 1999

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