Admiring early timepieces at the museum

Students admired all sorts of things in the British Museum, including this iron clock from the 1500s. Adjustable weights are moved below the clock face in order to adjust the time. We were pleased at the intellectual curiosity and engagement of all 29 students, who seemed to take to London right away.

As one who has a thing about cool and unusual wristwatches, I was drawn to several in the timepieces room here from the 1950s, including some of the early automatic watches. They were all under glass, which was the only thing that kept me from trying them on. If you followed last year’s blog, you know I got in trouble from time to time in various museums for touching things. I’m anticipating armed guards around that printing press in Berlin I was chastised for using as a demonstration tool last year. I have a feeling my picture is on file at museums around Europe.
-A. Hatcher

IMG_3179

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s