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Circa 1500

Iron Movement Tower Clock

This clock incorporates mechanisms invented around 1300 in northern Italy and southern Germany for the oldest mechanical tower clocks. The device has a heavy weight, crown wheel escapement, foliot balance, and bell striker to indicate the time. The daily error was said to vary from 30 minutes to an hour.

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Name Iron Movement Tower Clock
Time/Period Circa 1500
Country United Kingdom
Additional information The advent of mechanical clocks encouraged the shift from the seasonal time to the fixed time system.