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Collegedale  

Sundial: 113
State/Province:  Tennessee Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Cylindrical Dial Condition:  Excellent
  Latitude and Longitude: 35° 2.827' N  85° 3.029' W
Location:
  • Southern Adventist University. The dial is east of the parking lot on the east side of Thatcher Hall.
 
Description:
  • ca 6'cylindrical segment, about 3' high Stainless steel Large equatorial, corrected for longitude. Nodus is a hole on a horizontal gnomon rod running E/W across face. Can compensate for DST by shifting dial via bolts/slots in base. Solstice lines run along top/bottom edge of cylinder. Built by Fabricators Inc., Chattanooga TN
 
General Information:
  • Owner: Southern Missionary College
  • Designer: Henry Kuhlman
  • Builder:
  • Construction Date: ca 1980
 
References:
  • Sky & Telescope, April 1981, pp 296-291.

Last Revised: 2019-07-31 20:54

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