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Clock tower sundials

This small sundial can be seen exhibited at the Museum of Catalan Pottery Oristà at Lluçanès. Father Àngel Franquesa tells us candor, creator and curator of the museum, these sundials are usually horizontal and a tile or stone engravings of about 15 cm were set aside and the sill of a window or opening bell to facilitate touches hours and notify the liturgies.

The office of the bell played a monk or a levite who was commonly called "guaitabada" who lived most of his day in the shelter of the tower.

When installing relocated mechanical watches are able to operate independently yawns through the system of gears, counterweights, crowbars and hammers, the usefulness of small sundial was relegated to checking the proper functioning of the clock solar modify the schedule so the weight of the strings as if the clock ahead or delayed.

 

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