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Tipperary Sundial

Photos by Mary Ryan and used with her kind permission.

A decagonal, horizontal slate dial in a private collection in Tipperary.
It has a simply perforated but corroded iron gnomon with a noon gap on the plate to compensate for the gnomon thickness.
Measuring 285mm across the flats, one corner is broken off and missing, rendering the inscription at this part of the dial un-decipherible. The ....T 52 could be LAT 52 which is the lattitude for the N.Cork/S.Tipperary area
The Chapter Ring originally showed the time from 4a.m. to 8p.m. in Roman Numerals with IV for four.
The fractional time rings outside the Chapter Ring have 5,15 and 30 minute divisions.
Inside the Chapter Ring is inscribed A table of Equation of Time by Tho's Quinn March 10th 1840
The centre of the dial is occupied by the Equation of Time table with the dates for 0 value also marked with a small sun symbol more usually associated with brass dials

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