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The On-Time Steamboat

 
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This colorful steamboat clock would feature a side-wheeler in water, behind glass. The clock face would be made up the paddle wheel, which is actually three, concentric, moving paddle wheels. Each wheel would have only one spoke as the hand for that unit of time.

Water would trickle from a hole in front of each wheel to cause it to turn at the proper time. Especially the second hand wheel would cause swell ripples as it turned. An hourly steam whistle could be optional.

FarmerJohn, Feb 17 2004

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       Another good clock idea from [FarmerJohn]. I like it.
bkornele, Feb 17 2004
  

       Sure, why not?
FarmerJohn, Feb 17 2004
  

       Great for swimming laps and keeping track of your workout.
oxen crossing, Feb 17 2004
  

       <quivering lower lip> We shall miss you. </qll>
k_sra, Feb 17 2004
  

       I've got a dining room in my trunk. Just get to Stockholm by 7 AM on Thursday.
FarmerJohn, Feb 17 2004
  

       So this thing never stops? Oh that'd be hilarious to watch people boarding as quickly as they can!
yabba do yabba dabba, Feb 17 2004
  
      
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