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Fire Clock Replica - Dragon, Chinese, 1959 Object Reg. No: ST 024869

Chinese fire clock replica, made by J. Bishop, Melbourne, 1959.

Reproduction of a Chinese fire clock, in form of a body of a dragon hollowed like boat with 11 cross wires supporting a taper. Each cords holds a metal ball above a brass dish. The lighted taper or incense stick burns gradually and ignites the cords so that the metal balls fall onto the brass dish, sounding the passage of time.
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 25 cm (Height), 6 cm (Width), 40 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: fire clocks, horology
Themes this item is part of: Science & Measurement Collection
Primary Classification: HOROLOGY
Secondary Classification: Clocks
Tertiary Classification: china
Maker: Miss J. Bishop, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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