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Title: Sand glass timer

Accession Number: 1936.48
Category: INSTRUMENTS - TAFFRAIL LOGS
Type: log glass
Maker:
Place: England
Date: Circa 1860
Materials: wood; glass
Description: Log glass, probably English, c. 1860, 14 seconds; one piece globular bottle, black sand filled, cloth-covered cork stopper; frame 4-1/2" long, disc ends 2-7/8" diam.; 4 turned spindles; loose; sand adhering to glass; accurate nonetheless; ref: Brewington, Navigating Instruments, #226. See 1967.364.

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