John Harrison’s Longcase Clock
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Origin

John Harrison

Type

Longcase Clock

Effects

Creates a hypnotic chirping sound

Downsides

Releases a swarm of grasshoppers if opened up

Activation

Turning on

Collected by

Warehouse 12

Section

Scientia-732T

Aisle

80565-9913

Shelf

87687-9795-724

Date of Collection

June 30, 1836

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Origins[edit | edit source]

Harrison was a British clockmaker and inventor of the ‘grasshopper escapement’; a mechanism that allows the gears in a clockwork to move at a precise interval.

Effects[edit | edit source]

The clock makes chirping noises that have a hypnotic effect. Opening the glass door of the clock unleashes a swarm of grasshoppers. The swarm can be ‘lured’ back in the clock by stopping the ‘grasshopper escapement’ mechanism.

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