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Semaphore Time Ball

Peter Ede

Adelaide, Australia

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This was used to synchronize ships chronometers.

At 1pm daily the black ball would be raised to full mast. The boats in the bay would then adjust their time pieces accordingly.

Without a precise time it was not possible to navigate the oceans.

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