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.


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.