This 45 minute hourglass is finely crafted and has a sleek contemporary look. Hourglasses were the first dependable, reusable and reasonably accurate measure of time. The rate of flow of the sand is independent of the depth in the upper reservoir, and the instrument will not freeze. It is available in 8 different colors of sand, please see our store.
This hourglass is freestanding. The top and bottom are both flat so it can be used without a stand.
Measurements: 10" H, Approximately 45 minute timer. Accurate within 1 minute.
are said to have been invented at Alexandria about the middle of the
third century, where they were sometimes carried around just as people
carry watches today. It is speculated that it was in use in the 11th
century, where it would have complemented the magnetic compass as an aid
to navigation. Recorded evidence of their existence is found no earlier
than the 14th century, the earliest being an hourglass appearing in the
1338 fresco Allegory of Good Government by Ambrogio Lorenzetti.
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