Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Like Clockwork

Columbia, Pennsylvania, has at least one claim to fame: the National Watch and Clock Museum. When Sandy visited me in February, just prior to her great travel nurse adventure, rain was threatening our outdoor activities, so we decided to explore the museum.

Given the museum setting, good photography was difficult. But the subject matter was really interesting, so we took lots of pictures anyway. The museum was surprisingly nice. It had just been redone, and had several displays on loan from the Smithsonian.

This little museum also had examples of mechanical, animated clocks and player pianos. Here is the "code" that a player piano uses, up close:

At least I think that is what it is, I could be wrong :P


Sand said...

Hmmmm, I never did post on this....thanks for the reminder.

Ch√Ęteau-Gontierdailyphoto said...

I hope you make a good trip.

Old Wom Tigley said...

Nice of you to take the 'TIME' to post this.. :O)
I am looking forward to what pictures you have for us when you get back.

Anonymous said...

This is a very interesting post. I like old fashioned watches and clocks and their works.

Chad Oneil Myers said...

I would have loved to had been there!!! I want to go to a watch museum some day.