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The Clock That’s Never Been Wound…

Beverly Clock

The Beverly Clock

Wrist watches powered by the conversion of kinetic motion to electrical energy have been around for nearly 30 years, but did you know that clocks powered by the atmosphere itself have been around for significantly longer?

In today’s blog post, we’ll delve into the fascinating world of atmospheric clocks and find out just¬†how they can keep on ticking!

The original ‘Beverly’ Clock can be found on the 3rd floor of the Department of Physics at the University of Otago in New Zealand.

Remarkably, the clock is still running although it’s never been wound since it was first made by Arthur Beverly in 1864!

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