The Corpus Clock

I’ve just come back from a few days in Cambridge. Whilst I was there, my friend showed me a few things she thought I might find interesting and blog-worthy. One was this clock – The Corpus Clock. it was really hard to photograph because of the light reflecting on the glass, but hopefully you can see it well enough. The mechanical clock, by John Taylor and Mathew Lane Sanderson, is driven by a mechanism in the shape of a giant grasshopper-like creature. The time is shown by blue LED lights moving around the clock face. Below the clock is the inscription “Mundus transit et concupiscentia eius” which means “The world and its desires pass away”.




5 Comments on “The Corpus Clock”

  1. It’s a great clock but really worthy of a video clip to show the way it hops over the dial.

  2. LensScaper says:

    This is an extraordinary feature – Cambridge is full of the unusual – a lot of them buried behind closed doors unfortunately.

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