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Sundial: 343
State/Province:  Nova Scotia Country:  Canada
Dial Type:  Armillary Sphere Condition:  Excellent
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  • On Spring Garden Road, opposite the public library
  • This armillary sphere, made of steel and brass, is approximately 2 meters tall. The dial is the result of a collaboration between students from the 1997 Industrial Engineering class of the Technical University of Nova Scotia (now called DAL TECH) and a local shipbuilding firm who did the construction. The theme of industrial engineering is reflected in the cogwheel-like metal rings used in the construction. Initials of every classmate are punched into the cogs. On the plinth is the Equation of Time.
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner: DAL TECH
  • Inscribed "What is this life if full of care, we have no time to stand and stare? W.H. Davies"
  • Designer: Andrew Wells and students of the Industrial Engineering Class of '97
  • Builder: Halifax Shipyard, Limited
  • Construction Date: Feb-97

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