These thousand tiny bells quivered for some time with the vibration of the rope, then gradually died away, and finally became silent when the manikin had been brought into a state of immobility by that law of the pendulum which has dethroned the water clock
and the hour-glass.
Finally, hats off to the musical water clock
installed in the square basin in which the GA[c]ode sits.
CLEPSYDRA A Jingle in two short couplets B Critical period C Water clock
who am I?
It is probably a verge and foliot clock because it was mounted over the rood screen where refilling a water clock
would be extremely difficult.
He also uses a drinking game to test whether it''s possible to create luck, as well as building a water clock
and making a coat that doubles as a bed.
But on its own small scale, the water clock
is a marvel.
An 11th century Chinese water clock
, its gears driven by a steady stream, might lose or gain 10 minutes a day--an accuracy of about a part in 100.
But our favourite was Hunkin's famous water clock
at the end of the pier.
One of the focal features of this exhibition is a five-metre-high replica of the 'Elephant Clock'--a visually striking early-13th century water clock
, the body of which contains symbols referring different cultures and is featured alongside a short feature film starring Oscar-winning actor Sir Ben Kingsley as Al Jazari, inventor of the clock.
One of the iconic focal features of this exhibition is a six-metre high replica of the 'Elephant Clock'- a visually striking early 13th century water clock
, the body of which contains symbols referring different cultures and is featured alongside a short feature film starring Oscar-winning actor Sir Ben Kingsley, above, as Al Jazari, inventor of the fabled Scribe Clock, inset.
Or Couple, 2008, an ornate water clock
filled with, a yellowish liquid placed delicately on its side on a small, padded display.
They include flintlock pistols on the walls, armour breast plates, enough brass to make you think Brasso arrives by the tanker-load, and a wonderful 17th century brass water clock
on the mantelpiece.