Trivia Thursday #9

In 1198 a water-clock saved St. Edmunds’ relics at the Bury St. Edmunds Abbey when the wooden platform on which the relics sat caught fire in the middle of the night. When the water-clock sounded matins it awoke the master of the vestry who saw the fire, summoned help, and then used the water from the clock itself to assist in putting out the fire.

– from The History of Clocks & Watches by Eric Bruton

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