Tik-tok moved by clockwork, and was made all of burnished copper.
In the actual instrument, the paper diagram is mounted upon a drum caused by clockwork to revolve uniformly, and is ruled with vertical hour lines, and horizontal quantity lines representing gallons per hour.
Cassini, moreover, set up an altazimuth in 1678, and employed from about 1682 a " parallactic machine," provided with clockwork to enable it to follow the diurnal motion.
In February 1884 there was a plot to blow up four London railway stations by means of clockwork infernal machines containing dynamite, brought from America.
In 1757 he presented a telescope to the king, so accurately driven by clockwork that it would follow a star all night long.