Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Tick Tock, Crazy Clocks

I love when there is an intersection of function and art in machines. Three examples, from 1410, the 1870's and one from 1999.

First, is the Orloj Astronomical Clock in Prague.

Secondly, The Historic Engle Clock at The National Watch and Clock Museum in Columbia, PA.

And lastly, The 10,000 Year Clock from the The Long Now Foundation

"The idea to build a monument scale, multi-millennial, all mechanical clock as an icon to long term thinking came from computer scientist Danny Hillis..."


Fat Asian Baby's comment (see comments section) got me hunting for the Strausbourg Astronomical Clock.

Gorgeous. Also found while hunting for the Strausgourg Clock...

The astronomical clock of Besancon

Carillon clock with automata, by Isaac Habrecht

1 comment:

Fat Asian Baby said...

there's a neato astronomical clock in strasbourg too.
took me a moment to try and remember where i saw it, but i'm pretty sure it was strasbourg.