Götz Kluge

Götz Kluge

Posted on 01/06/2014


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The Hunting of the Snark
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Snark hunting with Charles Darwin

jub jub jub jub jub jub jub jub jub jub jub jub ...

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Size Height: 17.6 cm (6.9 in) Width: 20.8 cm (8.2 in) Depth: 20.8 cm (8.2 in)
Location Room 39 case 10
Description: The Beagle chronometer. In the British Museum.
Maker: Thomas Earnshaw
Date 27 June 2010
Photograph by Mike Peel (www.mikepeel.net).

See also: commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:British_Museum_Marine_Chronometer.jpg



For collecting time you don't need a subscription. And time doesn't take bribes.

381 · · “As to temper the Jubjub’s a desperate bird,
382 · · · · Since it lives in perpetual passion:
383 · · Its taste in costume is entirely absurd—
384 · · · · It is ages ahead of the fashion:

385 · · “But it knows any friend it has met once before:
386 · · · · It never will look at a bribe:
387 · · And in charity-meetings it stands at the door,
388 · · · · And collects—though it does not subscribe.

389 · · “ Its flavour when cooked is more exquisite far
390 · · · · Than mutton, or oysters, or eggs:
391 · · (Some think it keeps best in an ivory jar,
392 · · · · And some, in mahogany kegs:)

393 · · “You boil it in sawdust: you salt it in glue:
394 · · · · You condense it with locusts and tape:
395 · · Still keeping one principal object in view—
396 · · · · To preserve its symmetrical shape.”

See also:
www.academia.edu/9970930/Hunting_Snark_with_Charles_Darwin
www.quora.com/unanswered/Is-Lewis-Carrolls-%E2%80%9CJubjub%E2%80%9D-a-riddle-about-%E2%80%9Ctime%E2%80%9D-and-or-%E2%80%9Cchronometer%E2%80%9D

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Götz Kluge
Götz Kluge
About the photo:

(Reuse allowed as described in Creative Commons CC-BY-SA 4.0.)

Attribution:
- Photographer: Mike Peel (www.mikepeel.net)
- Source: commons.wikimedia.or/wiki/File:British_Museum_Marine_Chronometer_1.jpg
- Poetry: Lewis Carroll (www.snrk.de/snarkhunt/?newpics=no)
- Arrangement: Goetz Kluge (snrk.de)

British Museum reference: CAI.1957, L210 / Registration:1958,1006.1957

Detailed description: Marine chronometer, Rectangular mahogany box, lined with green beize, with brass carrying handles at the sides. Hinged lid with glazed viewing aperture and sliding mahogany cover. A key-operated lock at the front. There is an inserted plain ivory disc in the lid front. Silvered brass dial with Roman hours I-XII within a minutes circle. Subsidiary seconds dial above VI. Plain blued-steel hour, minute and seconds hands. Movement contained in a lacquered brass bowl. One-day spring-driven movement, with fusee and Harrison's maintaining power. Jewelled bearings for train wheels in screwed settings. Earnshaw spring-detent escapement with Earshaw split-bimetallic temperature compensation balance and free-sprung helical blued-steel balance spring.

Size Height: 17.6 cm (6.9 in) Width: 20.8 cm (8.2 in) Depth: 20.8 cm (8.2 in)
Location Room 39 case 10
Description: The Beagle chronometer. In the British Museum.
Date 27 June 2010
Photograph by Mike Peel (www.mikepeel.net).
3 years ago. Edited 2 years ago.
Götz Kluge
Götz Kluge
As for "perpetual passion": Time moves on perpetually.

The Bellman and Father Time, who won't take bribes.
The Bellman and Father Time
3 years ago. Edited 3 years ago.
Götz Kluge
Götz Kluge
left: Front cover of The Hunting of the Snark
right: Queen Elizabeth I at old age, Father Time and Death (who won't take bribes either):
IT WAS A BOOJUM
3 years ago. Edited 3 years ago.
Sylvain Wiart
Sylvain Wiart
Vous êtes invité(e) à rejoindre le groupe New et y ajouter vos photos sitôt leur publication sur Ipernity.
Bonne journée !
www.ipernity.com/group/278937

You are invited to join the New group and to add your photographs to it as soon as their publication on Ipernity .
Have a good day!
www.ipernity.com/group/278937
3 years ago.
spacemouses
spacemouses
I have worked on quite a few chronos over the years. You got the 'sound' about right!
3 years ago.
Götz Kluge
Götz Kluge
Hi Spacemouses, perhaps Dodgson/Carroll thought so too when he gave the Jubjub bird its name. It could stand for clock or for time.

www.ipernity.com/doc/goetzkluge/27197773

By the way:
soundcloud.com/a-history-of-the-world/ahow-091-ships-chronometer
"A 19th century chronometer. Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum, looks at an instrument that first helped Europeans to navigate with precision around the world - a marine chronometer. In particular the chronometer that accompanied Charles Darwin on his historic voyage around the world on board HMS Beagle. With contributions by geographer Nigel Thrift and geneticist Steve Jones. Oct 11, 2010"

See also: www.bbc.co.uk/ahistoryoftheworld/objects/u6Qnc25jQ5OIO-X92mZz6Q
3 years ago. Edited 2 years ago.
╰☆☆June☆☆╮
╰☆☆June☆☆╮
Great capture, thank you for sharing with us at Historical & Architectural Gems
www.ipernity.com/group/332973
3 years ago.
Götz Kluge
Götz Kluge
The capture is Mike Peel's (see above)
3 years ago. Edited 2 years ago.
Götz Kluge
Götz Kluge
The HMS Beagle (snarked version):
Beagle Landing

Snark hunting with Charles Darwin: www.academia.edu/9970930/Hunting_Snark_with_Charles_Darwin
19 months ago. Edited 19 months ago.