Port Family Collection :
Object Name:
Timer, Egg
Object ID:
2012.400.048
Date:
c1900
Description:
Wooden framed egg timer with hour—glass shaped insert consisting of two connected vertical glass bulbs, containing a small amount of white powder (unknown origin). Takes 2min 40sec for the powder to run from one bulb to the other when the central moveable part of the timer is inverted.
Title:
Egg timer
Dimensions:
H—11.2 W—8.9 D—5.1 cm
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Egg timerEgg timer
Egg timer side-onEgg timer side-on
Egg timer baseEgg timer base
Egg timer showing method of inversionEgg timer showing method of inversion
Egg timer with powder flowing throughEgg timer with powder flowing through