Table clock by Nicholas Vallin

Made:
1598-1603 in London
maker:
N Vallin

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Small round table-clock with astronomical movements by N. Vallin, 1/2" diam. 3/4 detail view of face against grey
Science Museum Group Collection
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Small round table-clock with astronomical movements by N. Vallin, 1/2" diam. 3/4 Overhead view of whlole object
Science Museum Group Collection
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Small round table-clock with astronomical movements, 2½-inch diameter, by N. Vallin, probably London, 1598-1640. From a
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Small round table-clock with astronomical movements, 2½-inch diameter, by N. Vallin, probably London, 1598-1640
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

Small round table-clock with astronomical movements, 2½-inch diameter, by N. Vallin, probably London, 1598-1640
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

Small round table-clock with astronomical movements, 2½-inch diameter, by N. Vallin, probably London, 1598-1640
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

Circular table-clock with calendrical and lunar indications made by Nicholas Vallin in London between 1598 and 1603.

This table clock enables the user to ascertain the hour of the day, the date of the month, the month of the year (January - December), the lunar date (1-29.5), the position of the Sun and the Moon within the twelve signs of the zodiac (Aquarius - Capricorn), the times of the Moon's southing and the lunar aspects. It was made by Nicholas Vallin, a clockmaker who moved to London with his father from Flanders during the late-sixteenth century. Nicholas and his entire household (close family and apprentices) died in the plague of 1603.

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Details

Category:
Time Measurement
Object Number:
1938-429
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), metal (unknown)
type:
table clock
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • measuring device - instrument
  • timepiece
  • clock
  • furnishing and equipment
  • measuring device - instrument
  • timepiece
  • clock
credit:
Mr W.E. Miller

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