Friday, February 11, 2011
Switzerland trip - Day 2 - Visit a Clock Museum in Zurich - Many shapes, sizes and styles
After the end of the Zurich city tour (see here) we visited the Clock Museum at the centre of the city. It is interesting to note that the simple act of keeping time presents many different ways of timing it. Below are some of the photos of the various clocks kept in the museum.
A clock with a tortoise as the hour hand (above).
Sand clocks (above, and left of the picture).
Sundial with a small cannon lighted by the rays hitting the magnifying glass.
Various sand clocks.
A kinetic energy clock using the weights of the ball bearings to move (top).
Another kinetic clock. The whole clock slides down the ramp. Push it up to rewind.
A Steam clock.
The gears are all outside the clock.
An ancient mechanical clock.
The original Rolex Aquamarine wrist-watch.