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MATUTINUS BRASS

MATUTINUS BRASS

This hanging wooden clock, with a brass face, is made like in the Middle Ages.

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  • It is a Gothic clock moved by weights and its regulation is carried out by the “foliot” which is a stick with two small counter-weights on its sides that can be regulated.
  • This clock is not a copy of any original design, but has the same works as gothic clocks, identical mechanical systems and materials (wood, iron and brass), using the same techniques as at the time.
  • Naturally, the face of this clock has only one hand; the minute hand was to appear with the pendulum clock, in the eighteenth century.

POSITIONING

  • Fix a nail two meters and a half from the floor (not a spike), at an upwardly diagonal angle so that the clock is always perpendicular and parallel to the wall.
  • Ensure that the weight’s string fits correctly in the motive pulley.
  • Tie up the big weight on the left hand side, and the small one on the right hand side of the string.
  • Pull the right hand side of the string downwards so that the big weight moves up as far as possible; the clock will immediately start working.

REGULATION

  • The regulation of this clock must be done by varying the position of the counter-weights in the “foliot”.
  • The more you approach the counter-weights symmetrically towards the escapement axle, the faster the clock works and vice versa.

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