Wells Cathedral clock

Made:
1392

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Clock formerly in Wells Cathedral, including the following associated parts: 2 bells, small parts, a lantern pinion and
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

Clock formerly in Wells Cathedral, including the following associated parts: 2 bells, small parts, a lantern pinion and
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

Clock formerly in Wells Cathedral, including the following associated parts: 2 bells, small parts, a lantern pinion and
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

Clock formerly in Wells Cathedral, including the following associated parts: 2 bells, small parts, a lantern pinion and
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

Clock formerly in Wells Cathedral, including the following associated parts: 2 bells, small parts, a lantern pinion and
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

Clock formerly in Wells Cathedral, including the following associated parts: 2 bells, small parts, a lantern pinion and
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

Clock formerly in Wells Cathedral, including the following associated parts: 2 bells, small parts, a lantern pinion and
Science Museum Group
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

Clock formerly in Wells Cathedral, including the following associated parts: 2 bells, small parts, a lantern pinion and
Science Museum Group
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

Clock formerly in Wells Cathedral, including the following associated parts: 2 bells, small parts, a lantern pinion and
Science Museum Group
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

Clock formerly in Wells Cathedral, including the following associated parts: 2 bells, small parts, a lantern pinion and
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

Wells Cathedral clock, England, 1392

A weight-driven pendulum clock formerly in Wells Cathedral, 1392, including the following associated parts: 2 bells, small parts, a lantern pinion and an original fly from a quarter striking train.

The Wells Cathedral clock is one of the oldest survivng clocks in the world: its beautifully decorated face is still in situ in the cathedral.

Remarkably, no one knows the names of the clock's inventors or its first builders.

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Category:
Time Measurement
Object Number:
1884-77 Pt1
Materials:
cast iron, oak (wood), paint, steel (metal)
type:
clock
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • measuring device - instrument
  • timepiece
credit:
On loan from the Dean and Chapter of Wells Cathedral
status:
Loan

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