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Haverford  

Sundial: 1019
State/Province:  Pennsylvania Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Horizontal Dial Condition:  Poor
  Latitude and Longitude: 40° 0.530' N  75° 18.45' W
Location:
  • Haverford College
    370 Lancaster Ave, Haverford, PA 19041

    Between Lutnick Library and Hall Building at the site of the old observatory of John Gummere
 
Description:
  • A rectangular horizontal dial about 18 x 12 inches. Heavily weathered, but Roman hour lines from 6am to 6pm with noon gap still visible. Original 5 minute hour marks barely visible on rim. The gnomon went missing some years ago and was retrieved on eBay, and is retained by the college.
 
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner: Haverford College
  • inscription on dial:
    Haverford College
    1870

    inscription on pedestal plaque
    "This stone marks the site of
    the Observatory of
    John Gummere (1784-1845)
    Erected about 1834
  • Designer: unknown
  • Builder: unknown
  • Construction Date: 1870
 

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Last Revised: 2021-08-14 17:45

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