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Hour Glass


Martha's Vineyard Museum

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About this artifact

It always takes the sand in an hourglass the same amount of time to flow from the top half to the bottom. This made it an accurate way to measure short amounts of time at sea-- an hour, a half-hour, a minute -- depending on the size of the device.

Width: 2 5/8" Height: 4 1/2"

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