A very old wall clock
A very old wall clock
 
 
The front of an old alarm clock
The front of an old alarm clock
 
 
A look inside an old alarm clock
A look inside an old alarm clock
 
 
An old clock radio
An old clock radio
 
 
Hitting the snooze button
Hitting the snooze button
 
 
A travel alarm clock
A travel alarm clock
 
 
An alarm clock on a cell phone
An alarm clock on a cell phone
 
Alarm Clock<br> Taqi Al-Din
Topic(s):   Inventions
Inventors
Quick Facts
Full Name Taqi Al-Din
Born 1526 (Damascus, Syria)
Died 1526 (Damascus, Syria)
Nationality Syrian
Occupation(s) inventor, writer, astronomer, philosopher, engineer
Major Achievement(s) mechanical clock, Istanbul Sky Observatory
Year Invented 1559 (mechanical alarm clock)

Some people think that a clock with an alarm was first made in Germany. That alarm clock was made in the 1400's. It was a clock that hung on the wall. The clock was made of iron with a bronze bell. It was very heavy.

The first small alarm clock was invented in Turkey. In 1559, a scientist named Taqi Al-Din invented a special clock.

In 1787, a clockmaker from New Hampshire made a clock that would sound an alarm. His name was Levi Hutchins. He invented a clock that would wake him for work. It was very big. The alarm clock only rang at 4 a.m.!

The alarm clock that we know today was first made in 1876. That was when clocks made to sound an alarm at a certain time were first made.

Today there are many kinds of wake-up alarms. One alarm clock gives an electric shock. Another alarm clock makes the bed bounce when itís time to wake. The Alarm-O-Bed lifts one side of the bed and tosses the sleeper onto the floor.

An alarm clock can wake you with music. Another kind of alarm clock has a button to turn off the alarm for a short time before it rings again. It is to allow just a little more sleep. It is called a snooze alarm.

One kind of alarm speaks. Another alarm clock has wheels and hides itself. You must find the clock to turn it off.

Resource information

Alarm Clock History. Clock History: Westclox, Seth Thomas, Standard Electric Time Co, Telechron, clockhistory.com/alarmClockHistory/.

The Evolution of the Alarm Clock. Van Winkle's, vanwinkles.com/a-brief-history-of-the-wake-up-call.

History of Alarm Clocks by @onlineclock. Alarm Clock Blog, blog.onlineclock.net/history-of-alarm-clocks/.

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