All images Copyright 2006 by Richard Koolish
March 25, 2006
Dibner Institute for the History of Science and Technology
at MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
38 Memorial Drive, Cambridge MA
As found, the dial was probably in the wrong orientation, as the gnomon was pointed south instead of north. The locking screw was completely loose. I did turn it over.
Dial after being re-oriented
Brattle St., Cambridge Ma
I toured the house a few years ago and remember something about the dial being moved from Italy. The gnomon angle is 30 degrees, and the equitorial band is not perpendicular to the gnomon. The motto seems to be in Italian but is hard to read and somewhat corroded.
He is buried with his wifes family. And no mention is made of MIT.