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From West Calder Parish Church, West Lothian

Postcard of Sand glass.
© National Museums Scotland

Sand glass

This church sand glass is from West Calder Parish Church in West Lothian. It was used in the 18th and 19th century.

Church sand-glass from the parish church of West Calder, 18th to 19th century

The preaching of God's word was central to Presbyterian worship. During the course of a Sunday the minister might preach three separate sermons, at great length and without notes, timing himself with an hour glass.

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Online ID: 000-100-000-402-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.KJ 37
Date: 18th - 19th century
18th century
Material: Glass, sand
Dimensions: 158 mm H x 87 mm Dia
What: Sand glass, church
Subject: Ecclesiastical, miscellaneous, vestments (NMAS Classification)
Where: Scotland, Midlothian, West Calder (parish church)
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