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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.
|Name||Iron Movement Tower Clock|
|Additional information||The advent of mechanical clocks encouraged the shift from the seasonal time to the fixed time system.|