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London-British Museum-Hexagonal clock model24


This is an early table clock fo use in a palace or wealthy household. Its Gothic style case reflects cathedral architecture of the time. Each corner pillar has a niche containing the figure of a saint. Part of the case and the bell are now missing. The clock was originally spring driven but later converted to weight drive. A model to the right of the clock itself shows how the mechanism originally looked. This is the oldest clock on display in the British Museum. Unknown maker, Burgundy Spring Drive, fusee
aperture=f3.5 focal length: 60.0 mm exposure 1/125 sec ISO: 2000

London-British Museum-Hexagonal clock25

London-British Museum-Hexagonal clock model24


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