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SimmerinLightning
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« on: January 07, 2018, 08:37:22 pm »


Just saw this clock in an episode of Gunsmoke. What would the numbers around the periphery be for? I'm thinking maybe it somehow tracks the day of the month, but I don't see an extra hand for that or any other way that it actually indicates what day it is. What else could it possibly be for though?


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« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2018, 09:37:39 pm »

Here's one with all the gizmos. Pretty clever.


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« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2018, 09:55:16 pm »

Here's one with all the gizmos. Pretty clever.
Holy cow I bet there are a thousand little gears in that thing.

I wonder what the really tiny face just below center is for. Can't quite make out the details.
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« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2018, 04:22:32 am »

Holy cow I bet there are a thousand little gears in that thing.

I wonder what the really tiny face just below center is for. Can't quite make out the details.

main dial indicates day of the month

top sub-dial is standard clock
left  subdial is Day of Week
right subdial is phase of moon
bottom subdial is  complicated
   - inner ring indicates month
   -outer ring indicates week of the year (out of 52)
   -middle ring indicates "Day of the Month at the End of Every Seven Days"

tiny sub-subdial  between Dec and Jan is the "sweep second hand"

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