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Haverford  

Sundial: 1021
State/Province:  Pennsylvania Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Vertical Dial Condition:  Good
  Latitude and Longitude: 40° 0.587' N  75° 18.420' W
Location:
  • Haverford College
    370 Lancaster Ave, Haverford, PA 19041

    On South side of East wing of Founders Hall
 
Description:
  • This bronze vertical dial is about 2x3 feet with a splotched green patina. The hour lines and Roman markers go from 5am to 7pm. The tip of the gnomon shadow shows the date among declination lines from solstice to solstice. It is inscribed as an analemmatic dial, but only because at the noon hour is the trace of the analemma. Considering the motto on the dial, this was probably erected as a memorial to those lost in The Great War.

    A close look at the mount of the dial shows at each corner a screw mechanism to ensure that the dial is held exactly vertical. However the bottom left support has apparently rusted away and has been affixed with a number of winds of baling wire.
 
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner: Haverford College
  • at top: "Analemmatic Dial 1918"
    at bottom: "Pereunt et Imputantur"

    Considering the date, appropriate for WWI - :Lost and Counted
  • Designer: unknown
  • Builder: unknown
 

Last Revised: 2021-08-15 16:26

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