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Pillar clock, or shaku-dokei, with time pointer adjustable transversely to register with one of a number of hair scales corresponding to the month marked on a lacquered plate: Japan, before 1872

Museum reference



History of Science

Object name

Pillar clock, Shaku-dokei

Production information

Japan, East Asia


Lacquer, Wood

Physical description

Lacquered plate, wooden case

On display

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Space (Telling The Time)

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