Hourglasses

It measures a period of time, from the moment a determinate amount of sand starts falling thanks to Gravity                                                     

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Hourglasses

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  • This hourglass is a reproduction of one dated from the 18th century, found in Castile, in Villafrechos Convent , and whose maker is unknown.Sandglasses were used in Renaissance Europe to time arrival of citizens at civic functions. They accompany professors to the classroom along with their books and manuscripts, and they marked the time for domestic...

  • This clock, which uses sand, is a nautical hourglass, probably from the 16th century, whose maker is unknown and which now can be found at the Naval Museum of Madrid. Its ampule lasts approximately 30 minutes. The three places were hourglasses were put to the most use were the workshop, the pulpit and the ocean-going ships. Its most important role was in...

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