C1877

Time Ball Tower, Lyttelton, N.Z.

Artist:

Artist unknown

A time ball is a large painted wooden or metal ball that drops at a predetermined time, principally to enable sailors to check their marine chronometers from their boats offshore. The Port Lyttelton, timeball started signaling Greenwich mean time to … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Time Ball Tower, Lyttelton, N.Z.

Date:

C1877

Artist:

Artist unknown

Condition:

In good condition

Technique:

Image Size: 

105mm 
x 105mm
AUTHENTICITY
Time Ball Tower, Lyttelton, N.Z. - Antique Print from 1877

Genuine antique
dated:

1877

Description:

A time ball is a large painted wooden or metal ball that drops at a predetermined time, principally to enable sailors to check their marine chronometers from their boats offshore. The Port Lyttelton, timeball started signaling Greenwich mean time to ships in the harbor beginning in 1876. source wikipedia.

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