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North American Sundial Society

Ewing  

Sundial: 231
State/Province:  New Jersey Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Combination Condition:  Good
  Latitude:   40° 16.077' N Longitude: 74° 46.759' W
Location:
  • The College of New Jersey
    2000 Pennington Rd.
    The dial is located between the football stadium and student center. (Formerly Trenton State College)
 
Description:
  • A combination horizontal and equatorial dial. Stainless steel equatorial ring is 8 feet wide x 10 feet high. Equatorial gnomon extends to cement face of horizontal dial. Bronze plaque provides a table of corrections for EOT and longitude. Identified as the William H. Hausdoerffer Sundial to honor Dr. Hausdoerffer, Class of 1936, Professor Emeritus of Mathematics, Department Chairman, Dean of Men, TSC Athletic Hall of Fame, Alumni Executive Board and adviser to many groups, serving from 1940 to 1979.
 
General Information:
  • Owner: College of New Jersey
  • Designer: Dr. William H. Hausdoerffer, Professor Emeritus of Mathematics, and TSC Sundial Committee
  • Builder: Howard Goldstein
  • Construction Date: dedicated October 18, 1986
 
References:
  • Designed and donated by William “Bill” Hausdoerffer, class of 1936 and Professor of Mathematics at TCNJ for more than 30 years. Artistic elements of the stainless steel dial was done by sculpture Howard Goldstein. It was fabricated by Trenton Sheet Metal and dedicated on October 18, 1986.

Last Revised: 2019-02-09 15:40