Sundial: 1033
State/Province:  Ohio Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Vertical Dial Condition:  Excellent
  Latitude and Longitude: 41° 06.439’ N  80° 38.672’ W
  • Arms Family Museum (Mahoning County Historical Society) 648 Wick Ave. Youngstown, OH 44502 The sundial is located on a rear exterior wall which faces southwest, and is in a location seldom seen by visitors. When approaching the normal rear entrance to the museum, go around the building to the right and look upwards to your left.
  • Since the wall of the house/museum does not face true south, this vertical dial is set atop a plinth mounted midway up the south-west wall. The 2 x 4 foot (61 x 122 cm) dial face appears to be painted white wood ornamented with a gold face of the sun held by two black heraldic lions. The gnomon is a simple rod and the dial is delineated for due south with "Lat 40°" painted on the dial face. However, the building is at 41° latitude. Along the periphery of the dial face painted in black are hours are marked in Roman numerals from VI to VI with lines showing hour lines and shorter lines for the half-hours. Quarter hours are marked with black dots. The sundial was restored within the past ten years.
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner: Mahoning County Historical Society
  • On the Dial Face
    "LAT. 40"
    "FECIT. BAILEY." (Maker Bailey) "SENSIM SINE SENSO."
    (Sensibility without sense)
  • Designer: Bailey
  • Builder: Bailey
  • Construction Date: circa 1905, restored circa 2011

Last Revised: 2021-11-28 14:30