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Marine Sandglass

1991.1645 (RS21506)

Description

Maritime hour glass with reversible case/wall bracket. Half-hour measure; used to determine ship's speed in knots.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1730-1750
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
glass (material)
sand
wood (plant material)
Object type
Timekeeping T&E
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
Glass
glass (material)
Hourglass
hourglasses
Sand
sand
shipping
Wood
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
9 3/4 x 6 x 5 1/2 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.1645
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
3141

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