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Milton  

Sundial: 92
State/Province:  Massachusetts Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Vertical Dial Condition:  Excellent
  Latitude and Longitude: 42° 15.399' N  71° 4.151' W
Location:
  • Milton Academy, Corner of Centre St. and Randolph Ave. Milton, MA. On wall of Warren Hall
 
Description:
  • A vertical south facing dial made of painted mahogany with an aluminum gnomon. The dial is in the shape of a shield 3 foot tall by 2 1/2 foot wide, following the seal of the Milton Academy. Around the edge are the hours in Roman numeral. An Equation of Time correction table is now missing, but does not detract from the beauty of the dial.
 
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner: Milton Academy
  • Milton Academy motto, "Date To Be True"
  • Designer: B.F. Kingsbury
  • Builder:
  • Construction Date: 1951
 
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