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Manuscript of Al-Jazari’s Water-powered Elephant Clock

1001 Inventions

1001 Inventions
London, United Kingdom

13th-century manuscript of celebrated engineer Al-Jazari’s Elephant Clock that appears in his book 'The Book of Knowledge of Ingenious Mechanical Devices'.

As well as telling the time, this grand beautiful 13th-century water-powered clock was a symbol of status, grandeur, and wealth incorporating the first mechanical figures writing time on a disc with moving, time-telling figures.

Details

  • Title: Manuscript of Al-Jazari’s Water-powered Elephant Clock
  • Type: Water-powered clock
  • Original Source: Al-Jazari's Book The Book of Knowledge of Ingenious Mechanical Devices'.
  • Rights: All rights reserved ©1001 Inventions

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