The superb and ancient Medieval clock in Wells Cathedral. Another one of those shots where i clamped the camera to part of the church fabric and largely hoped for the best. The little figures that race round every quarter hour are on a corbel above, but proved too illusive to catch for the moment, but the gloriously coloured dial was just as eyecatching.
This clock, inside in the north transept, has been telling the time in Wells Cathedral (Somerset, England) since around 1390. The second oldest original working clock in the world, and the oldest with its original dials. (That and following information pp notice displayed with the clock.) It shows hours and minutes, and the number of days since a new moon. Above the dial, there is a group of figures which spins around on the quarter hour. As it spins, a knight is unhorsed by a lance. He is…
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Case attributed to André Charles Boulle | Clock with pedestal | French, Paris | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Maker: Case attributed to André Charles Boulle (French, Paris 1642–1732 Paris). Artist: After a design by Jean Berain (French, Saint-Mihiel 1640–1711 P...
Skinner Sci-Tech auction, July 25 | Antique Trader
MARLBOROUGH, Mass. – Skinner’s July 25 science technology and clocks auction features several important pairs of globes by Newton, a sextant by Ramsden, an octant by George Jones, equinoctial dials, astrolabes, chronometers, microscopes and nautical antiques.