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Figure 1: Taqī al-Dīn's observational clock is shown in the right hand side middle of this famous picture of Istanbul observatiry. Source: Istanbul University Library, MS F1404, folio 57a.
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Figure 2: The Escapement Mechanism generating incremental movement of the crown wheel.
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Figure 3: Novel gravity system introduced as a source to power the clock.
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Figure 4: Schematic side view of the main mechanisms in the clock.
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Figure 5: Details of the escapement and top view of the pallets.
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Figure 6: Schematic diagram of the striking train system.
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Figure 7: Count wheel.
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Figure 8: Examples of clock housing framework.
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Figure 9: Side view of striking train
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Figure 10: Examples of levers with ends designed for hooking or engaging the count wheel.
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Figure 11: Three dimensional view of the Striking Train.
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Figure 12: Schematic diagram of the alarm system.
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Figure 13: Front and side view of the dial wheel.
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Figure 14: Bird-Dragon mechanism.
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Figure 15: Dragon and verge connection.
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Figure 16: Configuration of display wheel and view from the front facade.
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Figure 17: The great wheel.
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Figure 18: Overal mechanism of the clock.
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Figure 19: Schematic diagram of the internal workings of the clock.
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Figure 21
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Figure 22: Close up of the escapement.
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Figure 23: Pallets with 120o between them.
Title page of the manuscript BH MED 323: The Colliget of Ibn Rushd and the Thezier AbynZoar, namely the Taysir of Ibn Zuhr, preserved in the Biblioteca Histórica de la Universidad Complutense de Madrid. This manuscript is edited online in Google Books: (Source).
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Title page of the Colliget of Ibn Rushd and the Thezier AbynZoar, from the manuscript BH MED 23 (Biblioteca Histórica de la Universidad Complutense de Madrid).
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Title page of the Arabic edition of Al-Taysir book used in this study.
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Title page of the manuscript BH MED 323: The Colliget of Ibn Rushd and the Thezier AbynZoar, namely the Taysir of Ibn Zuhr, preserved in the Biblioteca Histórica de la Universidad Complutense de Madrid. This manuscript is edited online in Google Books: (Source).
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Pages from the mid-16th century Latin edition of Ibn Rushd and Ibn Zuhr medical treatises: Averroe - Avenzoar, Colliget Averrois Cordubensis libri VII… Eiusdem Averrois commentaria in Avicenna…Eiusdem Averrois tractatus de Theriaca, nunquam antea impressus… Marci Antonii Zimarae Solutiones Contradictionum in dictis Averrois super Colliget. Abimeron Abynzoahar, omnia nunc summo studio diligentiaque emendata. Venetijs, apud Iuntas, 1553. (Source 1 – Source 2).
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Pages from the mid-16th century Latin edition of Ibn Rushd and Ibn Zuhr medical treatises: Averroe - Avenzoar, Colliget Averrois Cordubensis libri VII… Eiusdem Averrois commentaria in Avicenna…Eiusdem Averrois tractatus de Theriaca, nunquam antea impressus… Marci Antonii Zimarae Solutiones Contradictionum in dictis Averrois super Colliget. Abimeron Abynzoahar, omnia nunc summo studio diligentiaque emendata. Venetijs, apud Iuntas, 1553. (Source 1 – Source 2).

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