Model of a Chinese Astronomical Clock-Tower, 1965

Made:
1965 in South Kensington
maker:
Science Museum

Model, scale 1:48, of a water powered Astronomical Clock-Tower, Science Museum, South Kensington, London, England, 1965. The original was built on the initiative of Su Song in 1088 and described in print in 1172.

Details

Category:
Time Measurement
Object Number:
1965-7
Materials:
birch plywood, copper (metal), steel (metal) and wood (unidentified)
type:
water clock
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • measuring device - instrument
  • timepiece
  • visual and verbal communication
credit:
Science Museum