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Oil clock, German, 18th century.

 
Oil clock, German, 18th century.
4 0 c m
 
34cm
actual image size: 26cm x 32cm

Description

This clock consists of a pewter stand and lamp, the reservoir of which is glas and graduated from 8pm to 7am - to indicate the hours of the night by the quantity of unburnt oil left in the reservoir. The reservoir is egg-shaped and has an equally divided scale over its full length. Nothing approaching accuracy could have been obtained with this lamp.

Image Details

Image Ref.
 
10319852

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