themagicfarawayttree: “ Diptych Dial, by Thomas Tucher, Nuremberg, c. “Diptych dials are portable instruments, usually made from ivory. They were mainly produced in Nuremberg from the late fifteenth century onwards. They are based on the.
Machines are so sexy, what with the gears and little fiddly bits and all they reveal. It's like a diary of how the creators mind worked and how they saw and solved problems and what was important to them. Mmm, I'm a weirdo - I also like a good schema
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Autumn Colors ~ The astronomical clock on the St. Paulus-Dom Cathedral in Münster, Germany. Unlike modern clocks, the Münster clock is divided into 24 hours, runs counterclockwise, and indicates hours and minutes simultaneously.