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Sidney  

Sundial: 682
State/Province:  British Columbia Country:  Canada
Dial Type:  Armillary Sphere Condition:  Good
  Latitude and Longitude: 48° 39.290' N  123° 23.860' W
Location: Access: This is a private dial. See below for access details.
  • Private residence of Bendt Fellenius
    2475 Rothsay Ave.
    Sidney
 
Description:
  • A 20 inch diameter brass armillary sphere with equatorial, meridian and equinoctial colure rings. Gnomon has two nodus balls that may show solar position at solstices. Equatorial ring has 15-minute marks and Arabic hour numerals. The dial alignment needs adjustment for its current location.

    This armillary dial in the garden of Bendt Fellenius is a family heirloom, a dial given to his grandfather Walmar Fellenius in 1946 in Sweden. The garden is private but the sundial is visible from the street.
 
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner: Bendt Fellenius
  • On the equatorial ring: "Wolmar Fellenius 1876 10/9 1946" as this was a 70th birthday gift for the original owner.
  • Designer:
  • Builder:
  • Construction Date: 1946
 

Last Revised: 2019-0607 22:57
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