Wells Cathedral clock
Wells Cathedral clock, England, 1392
A weight-driven pendulum clock formerly in Wells Cathedral, 1392, including the following associated parts: 2 bells, small parts, a lantern pinion and an original fly from a quarter striking train.
The Wells Cathedral clock is one of the oldest survivng clocks in the world: its beautifully decorated face is still in situ in the cathedral.
Remarkably, no one knows the names of the clock's inventors or its first builders.
- Time Measurement
- Object Number:
- 1884-77 Pt1
- furnishing and equipment
- measuring device - instrument
- On loan from the Dean and Chapter of Wells Cathedral
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