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  1. DeanT

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    A small German table Clock (probably Augsburg) dating from about 1580 and is 25cm high sitting on an ebony base. Probably the most distinctive feature of this clock is the all steel wheels which are a feature of German clocks pre-1600 when brass was expensive and used mainly on the cases. The French adopted brass wheels much early around 1560's.

    Hopefully the photos give good detail of the clock for those who are interested.

    Cheers


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  2. novicetimekeeper

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    An excellent addition to the collection, it will look grand with the other one and the wise.

    Now if you want to get into the 15th century next you may need to build a clock tower. :)
     
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    Interesting dial, set up more like a countwheel. Have to wonder how that works.
     
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    Dean,
    That is cool beyond words...I love it!
     
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    Now I'm curious too. It looks like it is a count wheel indicator, and I suspect that is the back of the clock. There is an hours only dial on the front with I - XII in Roman and 13 -24 in Arabic and 1/2 hour marks. There is another dial under that, that looks like it has I, II III and I'm not sure what is on the top - maybe IIII? Given the hour hand position, maybe those are quarter hours?

    This must have been the equivalent of rocket science back then. More like black magic given the state of science.

    Tom
     
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    Truly fantastic toy, Dean!:clap:
    The back dial hand seems to be connected to the countwheel and so, as Tom says, it is a count wheel indicator. The lower dial at the front indicates the quarters, which is the top of accuracy for these clocks.
    ¿Rocket science? Well, weight-driven mechanical clocks were in use 200 years earlier than this clock, and spring-driven fusee movements, a little more than a century earlier.
    There were plenty of small domestic 15th century clocks, but only a handful have survived and just a spring-driven one, albeit truly mgnificent.:(

    Aitor
     
  7. novicetimekeeper

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    Water driven clocks go back to the Pharoahs, plenty for Dean to go for yet :)
     
  8. musicguy

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    It really is.


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  9. Ralph

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    DeanT, is that another clock added to your stable? ..... nice.

    Regards, Ralph
     
  10. DeanT

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    #10 DeanT, May 17, 2017
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    Yes Ralph. I might have got a bit excited in the past fortnight!

    Nutjob
     
  11. Ralph

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    I hope to gather one in this weekend... not renaissance, but early.

    Cheers, Ralph
     
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