Japanese Clock Book?

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  1. sandsmuseum

    sandsmuseum Registered User
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    I found a Japanese clock book in my mother's collection and am trying to identify it. One of the clocks my mother gave me was a Japanese Stick Clock. I found it in the book and used some internet tools to translate the Katakana to English. However the results of the title seem incomplete. I was hoping someone might recognize it.

    The translation of the title and author is: "From And Timepiece S" by Xiao Xin

    The picture below is my stick clock and the translation of the description is:
    "Circular celestial scallop-style fixed timepiece clock clock Large circular dome-marked sword-shaped timepiece dial clock steel steel carving machine. With half-length decorative pillar. 眞 Mirror hair carving machine. With decorative pillars. Purple tank girder.

    A dial with a magnificent silver sheet metal time stamp attached to the split-koma style on time. Height 151.0cm, width 15.0cm."

    Any information will be appreciated.

    Michael

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  2. zedric

    zedric Registered User

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    There is a bit of a discussion on the books available on Japanese clocks in this thread

    尺時計 Shaku Dokei

    I'm confused by the pictures you have put up. One is a pillar clock, tho other a lantern clock. They are very different and operate on different principles (the lantern clock shows the time in a circular fashion on the dial, the pillar clock indicates the time by a pointer moving downwards vertically with the movement of the weight)

    Which one is yours?
     
  3. sandsmuseum

    sandsmuseum Registered User
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    Sorry, I should have been more clear about the two pictures. The picture on the right, the lantern clock, is the cover of the book. The pillar clock is an excerpt out of the book, actually a page that shows a picture of the clock I have. I included it to show the description and format of the interior of the book.

    Thank you for the pointer to the books on Japanese Clocks.
     

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