some clocks on display

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  1. Burkhard Rasch

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    a friend of mine,a retired teacher for maths and physic,developed making glass pictures as a hobby after his retirement.He accomplished exellent results with the old technique using lead strips and thick stained glass;the first was his wedding present to us after we realized that between my birthday and my wife´s is the same span of days as between his and his wife s,mine being in May,my wife´s in June , his wife´s in August and his in September.
    He passed away 4 years ago,his wife more than one year. Finaly I have found the time to arrange the pictures Ì inherited from him in the window of my "clock room" and I do love to look at them on a sunny summer evening like todays when the clocks turn around together with the "light-mills" before the geen background of our garden.All pics do have an allusion to some thing,obviously the first has as said;I invite You to speculate about the others.
    Enjoy!
    Burkhard

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    Forgot:from left to right:Huber,Schatz spring 3rd wheel,KundO,SuP,Würthner moon,JUF lunar,KomA transparent,Hermle,Kaiser,Kern&Link for Kienzle.
     
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    Burkhard,
    I am attracted to the old 400 day clocks on multiple levels: they amaze me in their engineering of a time gone by, their aesthetics, and they serve a purpose. I think you can see the same in your friend's art anad as a testiment to your friendship.,
     
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    Very nice collection and display. Back in another lifetime, I also did stained glass. It takes its own special tools and place to do the work...much like working on clocks!

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    Thanks for sharing these. Your friend was fortunate for having known you, because in sharing these delightful works of art, I feel like you allow us to know something about him and in that way he kind of lives on.
     
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    thanks for all comments and remarks , realy appreciated! Anyone with more knowledge of maths can explain the second from left picture?
    It has a mathematical meaning,but I´ve never been good at that in school , and my friend didn´t have the time to explain to me.TIA
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    One makes me think of a Fibonacci spiral.

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    an other friend of mine said the same when seeing it , I have to look it up allthough I doubt I understand it.Thanks for Your idea!
    Burkhard
     
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    The only thing I can think of is that the two red sections are equal area...by some mathematical theorem.

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  10. Burkhard Rasch

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    I guess I understood the article about Newton and Keppler -thanks for that!- but OMG I´ve looked up Fibonacci in Wikipedia ! That´s too high for me , so I´ll keep looking at the 1st left panel and adore without understanding .Thanks for any attempt to enlighten me!
    Best regards
    Burkhard
     
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    We use Fibonacci at work, sometimes to help prioritize work when there are a lot of stakeholders.
    Say, you have a list of five things to prioritize and ten folks "voting" on how to prioritize them.
    If you use an ordinal numbered approach where everyone can assign a number from one to five to each item and then sum all of the points assigned to each item, it can be hard, sometimes, to determine a clear order, based on everyone's preferences.
    If the numbers you allow them to assign are based on the Fibonacci sequence (1, 2, 3, 5 and 8, in this case), the list broadens and clear winners and losers start to appear.
     

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