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SCHATZ  SHIPS  CLOCK
( 7" / 18 cm  Diameter )


... Insight into Inside ...


Have a Look at an "UPSCALE VERSION" ...

B R A S S   S H I P S   C L O C K         SCHATZ / Germany (1940)
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This ShipsClock was found in a Californian Junk Store with a TAG:
"NEEDS REPAIR - HAS CRAZY CHIMING-PATTERN"   ===>>>   "OK!" ...

   The chiming pattern reflects the 30 min. sand-clock turns.
   8 "Glasen" equals 4 hours, which is a sailor's work shift.
Example:
   0:30 = ping;  1:00 = ping-ping;  1:30 = ping-ping, ping;
   2:00 = ping-ping, ping-ping; ...
   4:00 = ping-ping, ping-ping, ping-ping, ping-ping;
   4:30 = ping;  5:00 = ping-ping;  ...

                   With full winding the Ships Clock runs 8 days.
impressum:
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© C.HAMANN   http://public.beuth-hochschule.de/~hamann   09/14/07