Marine Sandglass

Collection Type

  • Clocks and timekeeping

Date

1730-1750

GUSN

GUSN-3141

Description

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

Details

Descriptive Terms

hourglasses
wood (plant material)
glass (material)
sand
shipping
Wood
Glass
Sand
Hourglass

Associated Building

Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.),

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Timekeeping T&E

Dimensions

9 3/4 x 6 x 5 1/2 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.1645

Places

Massachusetts (United States)