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The Mechanical Galleon

January 24, 2013
The Mechanical Galleon

Dating from c1585, Hans Schlottheim’s mechanical galleon was a clock with a difference… Designed to ‘sail’ down a long banqueting table, it had model sailors hammering bells from the crow’s nest, a small organ for added musicality and, just in case it hadn’t caught your attention, a drum skin stretched across the base of the…

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