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North American Sundial Society

West Des Moines  

Sundial: 485
State/Province:  Iowa Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Armillary Sphere Condition:  Excellent
  Latitude and Longitude: 41° 35.046' N  93° 43.751' W
Location:
  • Resthaven Cemetery
 
Description:
  • This is a 24-inch armillary sphere on top of a portion of a brass globe showing continents and latitude lines o The dial points generally south, aligned for beauty, not function. The base is aligned to a general northern direction. The time equatorial band, meridian circle and improper horizontal band are painted black. Elegant polished brass Arabic hour numbers half-hour brass time beads indicate the time on the equatorial band. Sits on a concrete column several feet high.
 
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner: McLarens Resthaven Chapel & Mortuary
  • "Sundial dedicated to the loving memory of Margaret Gill Van Dyck and to the beauty of this resting place.
  • Designer: Given by C.M. Van Dyck and G.J. Gill
  • Builder:
 

Last Revised: 2019-07-19 21:22
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