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study of a mechanical clock by Galileo Galilei, Biblioteca Nazioanale Florence.

study of a mechanical clock by Galileo Galilei, Biblioteca Nazioanale Florence.

Jost Burgi - It is undocumented where he learned his clockmaking skills, but eventually he became the most innovative clock and scientific instrument maker of his time

Jost Burgi - It is undocumented where he learned his clockmaking skills, but eventually he became the most innovative clock and scientific instrument maker of his time

Nocturnal, Italy, 17th century. A nocturnal is an instrument used to determine the local time based on the relative positions of two or more stars in the night sky [705x800

Nocturnal, Italy, 17th century. A nocturnal is an instrument used to determine the local time based on the relative positions of two or more stars in the night sky [705x800

A Gilt-Brass Circular Horizantal Table Clock Case, German, Circa 1580 with Replica Movement

A Gilt-Brass Circular Horizantal Table Clock Case, German, Circa 1580 with Replica Movement

The astronomical clock, Lund Cathedral,  Sweden    Made at the end of the 14th century. After it had been in storage since 1837, it was restored and put back in place in 1923

The astronomical clock, Lund Cathedral, Sweden Made at the end of the 14th century. After it had been in storage since 1837, it was restored and put back in place in 1923

SHADOW OF NIGHT real-time reading, 8 April 1591 (Chapter 30): "Master Habermel stopped by. Your compendium is on the table."  You may recognize parts of Diana's compendium in the images below. The first image was not by Habermel, but another period instrument maker named Johann Anton Linden, and it provided me with the general structure of Diana's compendium, onto which I projected Habermel's style.  ` Deborah HArkness facebook

SHADOW OF NIGHT real-time reading, 8 April 1591 (Chapter 30): "Master Habermel stopped by. Your compendium is on the table." You may recognize parts of Diana's compendium in the images below. The first image was not by Habermel, but another period instrument maker named Johann Anton Linden, and it provided me with the general structure of Diana's compendium, onto which I projected Habermel's style. ` Deborah HArkness facebook

The clock was installed in 1371 under the reign of Charles V and was the first public clock in Paris

The clock was installed in 1371 under the reign of Charles V and was the first public clock in Paris

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