Sundials - World's Oldest Clocks

North American Sundial Society

South Lee  

Sundial: 838
State/Province:  Massachusetts Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Vertical Dial Condition:  Good
  Latitude and Longitude: 41° 16.620' N  73° 16.920' W
Location:
  • On the side of a building at
    1610 Pleasant Street
 
Description:
  • On the transom of a brown wood shingled and stone building that looks like it once was a church is a vertical south declining wooden sundial about 2 x 2 feet square. The sundial is painted red with a nicely cut wood gnomon. Hour lines and Roman numerals from VI to VI are chiseled into the wood, along with an inscription. The dial is framed in wood as well but the contrasting grey paint is flaking off.
 
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner:
  • I am a Shadow: so art thou.
    I mark Time: dost thou?
  • Designer:
  • Builder:
 

Last Revised: 2016-09-14 21:25
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