Measurement of Time 1924
Morris Miscellaneous Cigarette Cards Measurement of Time 1924 Measurement of Time 1924 25 - Time waits for no one, or so they say, but our perception of time varies according to circumstances. Time drags if we are bored and flies when we are enjoying ourselves. How then can we appreciate the concept of time? That is something which has exercised mankind since primitive times when they used shadows cast by the sun. Later methods include candles marked by lines, hour-glasses, coiled spring and pendulum time pieces through to the atomic clock with each advance producing a new degree of accuracy. Many of these developments can be seen in this excellent colour series which is titled Measurement of Time and was issued in 1924. The texts give us a fascinating insight into the ways in which different civilisations approached the challenge – for example the Egyptians used the transfer of water from one container to another, regulated by an adjustable stopper, with the period between sunrise and sunset being calibrated in twelve equal parts, the hours. Clepsammia or hour-glasses measure time when find sand falls from the upper to the lower glass bulb and we are told that a sand-glass is being “used in the House of Commons to this day”. Is that still the case we wonder? This series is packed with interesting facts and pictures and is well worth your time! Cards size 68 x 38mm
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Measurement of Time 1924

Issuer: Morris Condition: Very Good to Excellent * These are original and NOT reprints Description: Time waits for no one, or so they say, but our perception of time varies according to circumstances. Time drags if we are bored and flies when we are enjoying ourselves. How then can we appreciate the concept of time? That is something which has exercised mankind since primitive times when they used shadows cast by the sun. Later methods include candles marked by lines, hour-glasses, coiled spring and pendulum time pieces through to the atomic clock with each advance producing a new degree of accuracy. Many of these developments can be seen in this excellent colour series which is titled Measurement of Time and was issued in 1924. The texts give us a fascinating insight into the ways in which different civilisations approached the challenge – for example the Egyptians used the transfer of water from one container to another, regulated by an adjustable stopper, with the period between sunrise and sunset being calibrated in twelve equal parts, the hours. Clepsammia or hour-glasses measure time when find sand falls from the upper to the lower glass bulb and we are told that a sand-glass is being “used in the House of Commons to this day”. Is that still the case we wonder? This series is packed with interesting facts and pictures and is well worth your time! Cards size 68 x 38mm Number of cards in set: 25

Price for complete set: Catalogue Price £35.00 Special Offer £25.00

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