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Bloomfield Hills  

Sundial 770
State/Province:  Michigan Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Equatorial Condition:  Good
Latitude:   42° 34.21' N Longitude:   83° 14.59' W
  • Cranbrook Educational Community
    Institute of Science
    Near the Science Museum
    39221 Woodward Avenue
    Bloomfield Hills
  • An equatorial dial of cast bronze. The heavily patinated dial has Roman hour numerals IIII through VIII and a cast bronze pointer marked, "DAYLIGHT SAVING." It has an unusual crescent shaped arm with notch at the upper end. The arm is rotated until sunlight through the notch strikes an analemma on the lower inner curve of the crescent. Time is then read on a circular dial from an "hour hand" pointer extending from the base of the crescent. The dial sits atop a marble pedestal engraved, "The A. N. Goddard Sundial."
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner: Cranbrook Institute of Science
    LAT. 42 ? 20 LONG. 82? (Additional text unreadable due to patina)
  • Designer: Victor E. Edwards
  • Builder:
  • Construction Date: 1928
  • Other similar dials by Victor E. Edwards are registered in Santa Barbara, California (Dial 232) and Worcester, Massachusetts (Dial 312).
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Last Revised: 7/18/2013 18:42