Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Time has stopped at Antiques House

Mechanical clocks came as an advancement to the metrics of time as they the old water clocks, which, by the 13th century, had been around for millennia. Water flowed steadily into a vertical tank and the rising water level indicated the time of day. That's simple enough, but, like mechanical clocks, water clocks had become ornate structures with gears and dials. Like mechanical clocks, they tolled the hours and displayed the planets. As expected the new device was smaller in size and more delicate, though the size of a freestanding floor clock either of this era, ore even one much “younger” would seem like a large piece of furniture today...

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