Mystery Gadget 94

A clock. But part of something larger. What?

The answer is here.

Or after the jump.
     Posted By: Paul - Fri May 07, 2021
     Category: Technology | Nineteenth Century

Ha! Got that one. Call me James Watt.
Posted by Virtual in Carnate on 05/07/21 at 10:29 AM
The "part of something larger" threw me -- I was trying to figure out what the steam engine could be powering that you'd need to know the time, temp, and barometric pressure while operating it. Only thing I could come up with was some sort of accessory on a hot air balloon.

French industrial clocks turn up from time to time on Antiques Roadshow (BBC version). They're always kind of neat but valued way too highly for my blood.
Posted by Phideaux on 05/07/21 at 01:24 PM
It has a lovely steam (literally!) punky appeal, doesn't it?
Posted by Richard Bos on 05/08/21 at 06:33 AM
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