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Quarter repeating watch, c 1700.

Richardson, Claire

Quarter repeating watch, c 1700.
3 4 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 26cm


A quarter repeating watch made by Quare of England that strikes each quarter (ie quarter past, half past, quarter to the hour) and on the hour when you pres a button or move a lever. This was very useful at night, before the advent of electric lighting.

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