Sundials - World's Oldest Clocks

North American Sundial Society

Regina  

Sundial: 878
State/Province:  Saskatchewan Country:  Canada
Dial Type:  Vertical Dial Condition:  Excellent
  Latitude and Longitude: 50° 25.952' N  104° 37.456' W
Location:
  • Vertical dial on the second story of the south west wall at 2928 Robinson St, a private residence located between 20 Ave & McCallum St. Dial is visible from the alley on the west side of Robinson. For better view contact: adennis@accesscomm.ca
 
Description:
  • This vertical dial is mounted directly onto the stucco wall of the house. The gnomon is a triangle of aluminum cut from 3/16 inch sheet, with a 2-inch hole as a breather to relieve stress from cross winds. More interesting are the hour lines, made of a double strand of heavy copper wire, with each extending from winter to summer solstice, held with pegs (from Canadian Tire). A middle peg shows the equinox as well. Hour lines extend from 7am to 6pm, shown in simple Arabic numbers. The sundial is operational in clear weather from 8:30am - 6pm through all seasons.
 
General Information:
  • Owner: Alan Dennis
  • Designer: Alan Dennisa
  • Builder: Alan Dennis
  • Construction Date: Spring 2016
 

Last Revised: 2017-08-24 18:45

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