How was it made?

How was it made?

The mechanism was made using simple steel tools. The Ancient Greeks did indeed have steel tools, and their craftsmanship in general and metal working specifically, was superb. Indeed, to prove how easily the mechanism could be manufactured in this way Michael Wright has built a fully working model of the Mechanism using traditional methods. In doing so he observed that the only really difficult part was the manufacture of the front dial, with its recessed ring.