CUSTOM CLOCKS

GARDENING WATERCLOCK
Chelsea Flower Show

TIM HUNKIN & WILL JACKSON 1996

Water is constantly pumped to the top of the clock. The gardener hoses a pond, which fills a tall cup. Every time the cup fills up (about once every 15 seconds) it  tips up, raising the dog's leg and opening a valve which makes him pee. A small amount of water is tipped into the perspex tube on the right which shows the minutes.

On the hour the minute tube empties. A variety of chiming mechanisms also activate - including a swany whistle and a snare drum. A cup full of water is also tipped into the left hand tube, (which has the hours marked on the copper strip alongside).

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The extraordinary thing about his clock is that it made the front page of the Daily Mirror

 

 

 

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