Single sand glass in five pillared wooden mount, 18th century.

Hills, Jennie

 
Single sand glass in five pillared wooden mount, 18th century.
4 0 c m
 
30cm
actual image size: 22cm x 32cm

Description

Wooden, 15 minute (average) sand glass from the second half of the 18th century. Sand glasses were made to measure out a specific length of time. They were used at sea to time a ship's 'watch', or to calculate the ship's speed.

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10422510

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