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Published on November 21st, 2012 | by Technable


Every Ship’s Stateroom Should Have a Quarterdeck Striker

This fascinating timepiece, dubbed the Quarderdeck Striker, is an electromechanical marvel designed and hand-built by John Hilgenberg, inventor of the air-driven Pneumachron. It is a mechanical clock at heart—just look at all the wooden gears—but its functionality is supplemented with electric servos that drive the rolling odometer time display, the power-maintaining winding mechanism (which Hilgenberg believes is the first of its kind), and the nutcracker bell striker who tolls the naval time every fifteen. Check out the video for a full explanation of the mechanism’s inner workings from Hilgenberg himself. [Makezine] More »


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