History of Time
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John Wilding - A "LARGE WHEEL" SKELETON CLOCK—This clock features simplicity of design in the inverted "Y" frames together with the large main wheel. A further interesting note is the equal size of both the third and escape wheels. This balances the upper part of the clock. It is driven by a mainspring in a "gong" barrel and has optional stopwork.
It’s About Time: Multifunctional Antique Pocket Sundials
16th century German pocketwatch that includes a gunpowder flask, compass and sundial. The rosewood flask is decorated with ornaments of brass and bone, and at the top is the bone funnel used to insert the gunpowder. Beneath the small lid in the center of the piece is a sundial; a string gnomon is exposed by opening the lid and can tell the hours from 6 am to 6 pm.
World Astronomical Clocks - Beauty will save
Astronomical Clock (1930) Zimmertoren on Zimmer Tower in Lier, Belgium. In 1930, astronomer and clockmaker Louis Zimmer (1888-1970) built the Jubilee (or Centenary) Clock which is displayed on the front of the tower. The clocks consist of 12 clocks encircling a central one with 57 dials. These clocks showed time in all continents, phases of the moons, times of tides and many other periodic phenomena
Ancient clock in the north transept, of Wells Cathedral (Somerset, England), ca. 1390. It is the second oldest working clock in the world and the oldest clock that still has its original dials. In addition to hours and minutes, the it shows the number of days since a new moon. A group of figures emerge and rotate on the quarter hour - a knight is unhorsed by a lance.