Sundials - World's Oldest Clocks

North American Sundial Society

Hanover  

Sundial: 832
State/Province:  New Hampshire Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Vertical Dial Condition:  Fair
  Latitude and Longitude: 43° 42.300' N  72° 17.140' W
Location:
  • Dartmouth College, Shattuck Observatory. The public can walk up the hill to the observatory to view the dial
 
Description:
  • This octagonal vertical sundial is mounted on the due south facing wall of Shattuck Observatory. The dial is painted on wood. The hours are VI to VI (6 am to 6 pm) with lines for half and quarter hours. The thick triangular gnomon is rigidly mounted on the dial face. The dial is in excellent mechanical condition but the paint is flaking badly due to sun and weather exposure.
 
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner: Dartmouth College
  • Now warn off, in 2008 the dial had the inscription "Umbra Scit" (The Shadow Knows)
  • Designer:
  • Builder:
 

Last Revised: 2016-07-31 23:46

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