Photo-a-Day (Friday, 13th March, 2009)
nice clear picture again. superb. Shouldnt the 4 be IV though and not IIII ? Ive never noticed on R/N clocks before!
there's alot to this photo.What time was it, Brian?
Your right sane man, never looked close at the clock before but the 4 is obviously wrong, you would think that with the amount of money the clock must have cost they should have got it right.
Incredibly sharp - good image.
"Louis XIV, King of France, who preferred IIII over IV, ordered his clockmakers to produce clocks with IIII and not IV, and thus it has remained. :o)
Well, you learn something everyday. ;)
Wigan was well known for clock and watchmaking in years gone by. I wonder if they followed this tradition, hence the Galleries clock being made this way?
Jo Anne, You are correct there are a lot of church clocks showing 1111, You know your stuff,
I've just gone to check all the clocks in my house, they are all 1111. My husband mentioned it just a couple of weeks ago as we were teaching our grandson how to tell time with Roman numerals, that they should be 1V instead of 1111, I hadn't even noticed up to then. Now we know the rest of the story, Thanks Jo Anne..