Sundials - World's Oldest Clocks

North American Sundial Society

Toronto  

Sundial: 433
State/Province:  Ontario Country:  Canada
Dial Type:  Horizontal Condition:  Excellent
  Latitude:   43° 47.008' N Longitude: 79° 28.176' W
Location:
  • Off 4925 Dufferin Street on East Side, South of Steeles Ave, between Canada Atmospheric Environmental Services and University of Toronto Press.
    Beware: large parking lot. Look carefully
 
Description:
  • A striking 30 inch diameter horizontal dial. The equation of time correction is made by a slight rocking of the gnomon about the polar axis, controlled by a manual date index and a hidden cam mechanism. At the south end of the gnomon on the dial is a sunburst design. The octagonal pedestal is ornately covered with six copper plates. Each showing two zodiac signs in relief, forming a frieze 20 inches high around the pedestal.
 
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner:
  • Dedicated to Alberta Patterson
  • Designer: Dr. John Locke
  • Builder: Laslo Buday
  • Construction Date: 1974
 

Last Revised: 2019-02-09 20:16