Designer Studio

30 minute Hourglass

SKU: HG008

Rs. 19,000

Sailing ships were on a 24-hour schedule. A crew divided in three groups worked four-hour shifts, with a couple of two-hour dog watches in between to break the schedule. Only in extreme conditions when 'all hands' were called on deck, was it four hours on, eight hours off. A 30-minute hourglass placed next to the helmsman was turned each time the sand ran through. At the same time he rang the ship's bell. One bell for the first glass, two for the second, up to eight for the last half hour of the watch, the signal for a new shift to begin. A half hour on board was called 'Glass'.

The function of the hourglass before the introduction of the chronometer was to keep track of time, essential for calculating longitude. Sailing from Cape Town east to Australia you really didn't want to end up on the infamous reefs out there. Finding latitude was done with sextants and tables. To define longitude, as parallel to he equator, time had to be measured properly.

Classic French admiralty 30 minute glass

Clever gimballed construction allows for easy turning and keeps glass level

Beautiful tapered columned stand shows glass off to perfection

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