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The horizontal sundial presented on this page is located at a private residence in Ancaster, Ontario. The dial is located at latitude 4313' N and longitude 7959' W and was constructed in 2001. 

The sundial was designed by Dr. Paul Lapp.

These photograph and information were provided by Dr. Paul Lapp.


Ancaster Sundial

This horizontal sundial is 10 inches square with a gnomon 4.25 inches tall. The inscription includes the owner's mane and the name of the estate.

Dr. Lapp wrote:

"This horizontal sundial is made of polypropylene(?) board and vinyl truck lettering cut out with a computer guided machine. I was attempting to make an inexpensive dial which could be easily varied for latitude. The lettering was guaranteed for 7 years. I threw one up on the roof and didn't look at it for 3 years. Got it down, washed off and it was as good as new."

As this dial illustrates there are innovative ways to create a sundial. And it doesn't require a lot of money - just some imagination!


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