Monday, 17 January 2011

Atmos Clock

Atmos Clock
Jaeger-LeCoultre Atmos Clock
Location Science Museum (in the Time Measurement gallery)

An Atmos clock never needs to be manually wound. A cylinder at the base of the clock uses the change in air temperature to power the clock's winding mechanism.

There is also an Atmos clock in the British Museum.

3 comments:

Emm said...

That is a lovely shot! I remember once trying to take a photo of the Tompion Clock in the Octagon Room at the Royal Observatory in Greenwich but I kept simply photographing my reflection!! I got it in the end though.

Alan said...

Thanks Emm!

I often struggle to avoid getting too many reflections off clocks with glass faces :(

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Alan, Thanks for coming to my blog.. I am excited about yours since I am a clock lover. I have 3 old chiming clocks in my home --and they all work. One was in my parents' family and one in my husband's family. The third one is my 'baby' -and my fav. It is a wall clock given to me by a German lady who lived next door to me. I don't know what happened to that lady --but I'd love to tell her how much I still love that clock (for over 40 yrs. now).

I'm enjoying looking at your clocks.
Betsy