Quarter Repeater

Some articles on quarter repeater, quarter:

Repeater (horology) - Types - Half-quarter Repeater
... The half-quarter repeater can sound the time to half a quarter hour, or 7½ minutes ... It strikes hours and then quarter hours, like the quarter repeater, then it uses a single tone in order to signal if more than half of the current quarter hour has passed ... to represent 3 hours, then 2 sequence tones ("ding-dong") to represent 2 quarter hours, then one high tone ("ding") to indicate that more than half of the ...
Repeater (horology) - Types - Quarter Repeater
... The quarter repeater strikes the number of hours, and then the number of quarter hours since the last hour ... usually signals the hours, and the high tone the quarter hours ... As an example, if the time is 245, the quarter repeater sounds 2 low tones and after a short pause 3 high ones "dong, dong, ding, ding, ding" ...

Famous quotes containing the word quarter:

    I was able to believe for years that going to Madame Swann’s was a vague chimera that I would never attain; after having passed a quarter of an hour there, it was the time at which I did not know her which became to me a chimera and vague, as a possible destroyed by another possible.
    Marcel Proust (1871–1922)