John Hilgenberg’s Quarterdeck Striker

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John Hilgenberg’s Quarterdeck Striker

This excellent clock features wooden gears, a digital time readout, as well as the nutcracker John’s granddaughter gave him for Christmas. It rings one to eight bells in half-hour increments, four times per day. [via The Mill]

20 thoughts on “John Hilgenberg’s Quarterdeck Striker

  1. John Hilgenberg’s Quarterdeck Striker | My Daily Feeds says:

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  2. Tommy Phillips says:

    Not only is that a beautiful and fascinating clock, but Mr.Hilgenberg’s tour of its workings is a joy to hear. I don’t know as much as i would like to about escapements and mechanical movements, but this hybrid machine definitely inspires me to learn about them.

  3. Tech-Critics: Every Ship’s Stateroom Should Have a Quarterdeck Striker says:

    […] the video for a full explanation of the mechanism’s inner workings from Hilgenberg himself. [Makezine] […]

  4. Technable | Making you Technically Able says:

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  5. Every Ship’s Stateroom Should Have a Quarterdeck Striker | 1v8 NET says:

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  6. Every Ship’s Stateroom Should Have A Quarterdeck Striker | Gizmodo Australia says:

    […] It is a mechanical clock at heart — just look at all the wooden gears — but its functionality is supplemented with electric servos that drive the rolling odometer time display, the power-maintaining winding mechanism (which Hilgenberg believes is the first of its kind), and the nutcracker bell striker who tolls the naval time every 15. Check out the video for a full explanation of the mechanism’s inner workings from Hilgenberg himself. [Makezine] […]

  7. Every Ship’s Stateroom Should Have a Quarterdeck Striker » Breaking News | Latest News Headlines | Top Stories says:

    […] This fascinating timepiece, dubbed the Quarderdeck Striker, is an electromechanical marvel designed and hand-built by John Hilgenberg, inventor of the air-driven Pneumachron. It is a mechanical clock at heart—just look at all the wooden gears—but its functionality is supplemented with electric servos that drive the rolling odometer time display, the power-maintaining winding mechanism (which Hilgenberg believes is the first of its kind), and the nutcracker bell striker who tolls the naval time every fifteen. Check out the video for a full explanation of the mechanism’s inner workings from Hilgenberg himself. [Makezine] […]

  8. Every Ship’s Stateroom Should Have a Quarterdeck Striker | Real True News says:

    […] the video for a full explanation of the mechanism’s inner workings from Hilgenberg himself. [Makezine] […]

  9. Every Ship’s Stateroom Should Have a Quarterdeck Striker « Robot Insurance says:

    […] the video for a full explanation of the mechanism’s inner workings from Hilgenberg himself. [Makezine] […]

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