c1320 Wimborne Minster Astronomical Clock Geocentric Model 1920s Ad Trade Card

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Seller: ajdmba (14,342) 100%, Location: S.E. USA, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 372726265027 c1320 Wimborne Minster Astronomical Clock Geocentric Model 1920s Ad Trade Card NOTE: THESE ARE NOT POSTCARDS THEY ARE TRADE/ADVERTISING CARDS. THEY ARE MUCH SMALLER THAN A STANDARD POSTCARD AND THERE IS ADVERTISING TEXT ON THE BACK! THE CARD DIMENSIONS ARE APPROXIMATELY 3 '' x 2 3/8 '' or 8.0 cm. x 6.5 cm. ORIGINAL 1920s TRADE - ADVERTISING CARD c1320 WIMBORNE MINSTER ASTRONOMICAL CLOCK GEOCENTRIC MODEL Wimborne Minster astronomical clock is a fourteenth-century astronomical clock in Wimborne Minster, regarded as "one of the most ancient working clocks in Europe." The clock dates back to the early fourteenth century, possibly around 1320. It is suggested that it was built by Peter Lightfoot, a Glastonbury monk The clock's case was built in the Elizabethan era, but the face and dial are of a much greater age; the first documents relating to the clock concern repairs carried out in 1409. In early church records the clock is referred to as the "oryall". The display on the clock is based upon the geocentric model, which was not superseded until the advent of heliocentrism in the late 16th century. The earth is represented by a green sphere positioned in the centre of the clock face. The sun points to the hour of day. The gold/black orb represents the moon, and shows the lunar phases. At full moon, it is golden and at new moon it is black. For intermediate phases it is partially black and gold in proportion to the phase. \ ON THE BACK OF THE CARD IS TEXT ABOUT THE IMAGE ON THE FRONT THE CARD SIZE IS APPROX. 3 1/8'' X 2 3/8" NOTE: THE IMAGES ABOVE ARE LARGER THAN THE CARD TO SHOW THE DETAIL. SEE IMAGES ABOVE WITH THE RULER AS A SCALE! THE CARD IS NOT A MODERN REPRODUCTION IT IS NOT PERFECT THE FRONTS AND BACKS MAY HAVE: PAPER LOSS - SMUDGING - ROUNDED CORNERS SEE IMAGES ABOVE! 5 WE COMBINE SHIPPING BUY 1 TO 4 TRADE ADVERTISING CARDS AND THE TOTAL TO SHIP IS $2 BUY 5 TRADE ADVERTISING CARDS AND SHIPPING IS FREE NOTE: ON LARGER INTERNATIONAL ORDERS WE MAY REQUIRE REGISTERED MAIL AND WILL SPLIT THE COST WITH THE BUYER. INQUIRE IF CONCERNED! Condition: Used

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