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September 30, 2004

Sundials, Time and Again

Sundial. . . just as clocks can be improved, so too can sundials. Sawyer, a retired actuary in Glastonbury, Conn., has devised a sundial within a sundial: Its inner scale measures sun time, the outer one clock time.

Like Kreiner and Sawyer, a sundial maker in Burlington, Vt., named Bill Gottesman has been striving to improve the precision of sundials, and says his patented Renaissance sundial accounts for all the variables the sun can throw at it (www.precisionsundials.com).

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Posted by Tom Troceen