John Muir’s Clockwork Desk

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John Muir’s Clockwork Desk

Clockwork study desk built by naturalist
John Muir while at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1861-1863.

Have been meaning to post this link for a while and just not gotten to it. Interesting design and built out of wood with hand tools. Wouldn’t want to try it today with a fully equipped woodworking shop…


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