Sundials - World's Oldest Clocks

North American Sundial Society


Sundial: 514
State/Province:  Colorado Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Equatorial Dial Condition:  Excellent
  Latitude and Longitude: 39° 55.501' N  104° 54.611' W
  • Adams County Museum, 9601 Henderson Road, Brighton, Colorado
  • This equatorial dial is one of the more distinctive Erikson Monument dials. It is octagonal about 4 feet across, made of white granite. It has a supporting stainless steel rod as gnomon. Hours from 4am to 8pm with 15 minute divisions. The hours are not rotated for longitude, placing the 12pm hour directly at nadir. Below the sundial is a plaque containing a graph of the equation of time.
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner: Adams County Cultural Council, Adams County Historical Society
  • Inscribed "Tempus Fugit - Time Flies"
  • Designer: and Science and Cultural Facilities District
  • Builder:
  • Construction Date: 21 Nov 2000
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Last Revised: 2019-02-09 20:30

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