The Awaglass sandglass with soapsuds instead of sand

The Awaglass sandglass with soapsuds instead of sand

The first acquaintance with this watch for the majority of us began on chemistry lessons. Simple device that is likely to remind children fun toy is one of the first laboratory instrumentation. A sandglass (medical hours) is a device that consists of two vessels connected by a narrow neck. The principle of its operation is based on the turn-over of sand, zinc or lead dust, powdered egg shell, salt, or other bulk substances from one container to another. The capacity for the sandglass is made out of special laboratory glass, the base of sandglass is made of different materials: wood, plastic, metal, marble and other. Glass, as a material for vessels, is selected not coincidentally. As well as laboratory glassware, it should be water-resistant, transparent and resistant to temperature changes. In addition, the flasks indicate the estimated time hours.

The Awaglass sandglass with soapsuds instead of sand

Besides, a lot of artists by means of hourglass represented the essence of the present as a moment between the past and future, the frailty of existence, the duality and the cyclic shift of Chaos and Order, Life and Death, bound by gravity, privacy, and at the same time of flight and the continuity of the movement, its deadliness and fragility.

The utility of the sandglass is small, but it’s a great subject of decoration and, in general, an interesting accessory. You can literally watch the passage of time. It’s more interesting to do if inside this thing there is other material than sand. For example, bubbles as in the Awaglass. Such unusual sandglass is made by Japanese designer Norihiko Terayama. The Glass as well as a highly foaming liquid are used in this unusual Awaglass. The foam is formed by the fall of drops, and it seems that bubbles flow from one vessel to another.

The Awaglass sandglass with soapsuds instead of sand
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