It produced millions of clocks in the period betweenits year of incorporation, andthe year the company went into receivership and sold its remaining assets to Soviet Russia.
The clock mechanism itself has three main components: According to local legend, the city will suffer if the clock is neglected and its good operation is placed in jeopardy; a ghost, mounted on the clock, was supposed to nod its head in confirmation.
According to the legend, the only hope was represented by a boy The history of clock on New Year's night. The first recorded mention of the clock was on 9 October The clock stopped working many times in the centuries afterand was repaired many times.
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In or wooden statues were added, and figures of the Apostles were added after a major repair in — During the next major repair in the years — the golden figure of a crowing rooster was added. The Orloj suffered heavy damage on May 7 and especially May 8,during the Prague Uprisingwhen the Nazis fired on the south-west side of the Old Town Square from several armoured vehicles in an unsuccessful attempt to destroy one of the centers of the uprising.
The wooden statues were covered with a net to keep pigeons away. The last renovation of the astronomical clock was carried out from January to Septemberfollowing a reconstruction of the Old Town Tower.
During the renovation, an electric clock mechanism that was in operation since was replaced by an original mechanism from the s. Two projectors were used to project several animated videos on the clock.
The videos showed it being built, torn down, rebuilt, and peeled away to show its internal mechanisms and the famous animated figures, as well as various events in the clock's history. The video interacted with the tower's architecture, such as rain rolling off the arch, and showing the passage of time with moving shadows.
Alternatively, one may consider the Orloj to be a primitive planetariumdisplaying the current state of the universe. The astronomical dial has a background that represents the standing Earth and sky, and surrounding it operate four main moving components: Stationary background[ edit ] The background represents the Earth and the local view of the sky.
The blue circle directly in the centre represents the Earth, and the upper blue is the portion of the sky which is above the horizon.
The red and black areas indicate portions of the sky below the horizon. During the daytime, the Sun sits over the blue part of the background and at night it sits over the black.
During dawn or dusk, the mechanical sun is positioned over the red part of the background. Written on the eastern left part of the horizon is aurora dawn in Latin and ortus rising.
On the western right part is occasus sunsetand crepusculum twilight.
Golden Roman numerals at the outer edge of blue circle are the timescale of a normal hour day and indicate time in local Prague time, or Central European Time. Curved golden lines dividing the blue part of dial into 12 parts are marks for unequal " hours ". Zodiacal ring[ edit ] Astronomical dial Inside the large black outer circle lies another movable circle marked with the signs of the zodiac which indicates the location of the Sun on the ecliptic.
The signs are shown in anticlockwise order.
In the photograph accompanying this section, the Sun is currently moving anticlockwise from Cancer into Leo. The displacement of the zodiac circle results from the use of a stereographic projection of the ecliptic plane using the North pole as the basis of the projection.
This is commonly seen in astronomical clocks of the period. The small golden star shows the position of the vernal equinoxand sidereal time can be read on the scale with golden Roman numerals.
The zodiac is on the tooth gear inside the machine.A Brief History of the Herschede Hall Clock Company. Frank Herschede was born on July 30, in Cincinnati, Ohio.
At the age of 16, he started to work as an apprentice watch and clock repairman. Before your taste buds were even born, we were making, creating and perfecting some of the tastiest snack cakes around. And the rest, as they say, is sweet, sweet history.
Junghans Clock History A quest for excellence - from the very beginning. The Junghans watch factory came into being in Businessman Erhard Junghans founded the company in Schramberg, a small town in the Black Forest, together with his brother-in-law Jakob Zeller-Tobler.
The Warren Clock Company was formed in and produced a new type of clock run by batteries, prior to that, clocks were either wound or run by weights. Self-winding Watch Swiss inventor John Harwood developed the first self-winding watch in US National Debt Clock: Real Time U.S.
National Debt Clock. The Car of History Clock, a marble sculpture, is located in National Statuary Hall in the U.S. Capitol Clio, the muse of History, stands in a winged chariot, or car, representing the passage of time. The car rests on a marble globe on .