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Stow  

Sundial: 48
State/Province:  Massachusetts Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Vertical Dial Condition:  Very Good
  Latitude and Longitude: 42° 26.219' N  71° 30.504' W
Location:
  • On a schoolhouse
 
Description:
  • A wood vertical dial on the south side of a schoolhouse. Has hour lines from 6am to 6pm with Roman numerals at each hour. The gnomon radiates from a plain diamond in the center of the dial.
 
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner:
  • Inscribed with "Count only sunny hours" above dial. Below the dial is the motto "Discent semper victvrvs. Vive vt cras mortvrvs" [Learn as if you were going to live forever. Live as if you were going to die tomorrow.]
  • Designer:
  • Builder:
 
References:
  • Mayall, p.130

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