Decimal Repeater

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Repeater (horology) - Types - Decimal Repeater
... The decimal repeater works like the minute repeater, but instead of chiming the quarter hours followed by minutes, it sounds the number of ten-minute intervals after the last hour and then ... For example, if the time is 249 then the decimal repeater will sound 2 low tones representing 2 hours, 4 sequence tones representing 40 minutes, and 9 high tones representing 4 minutes "dong ... These repeaters, although first made more than 250 years ago, are very rare ...

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