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Glasses like this one were used in New England to time sermons, though the minister was free to turn the glass when the sand ran out after, in this case, about ninety minutes. This glass is inscribed “1659” and is said to have come from West Cambridge, which may be a reference to Menotomy, present-day Arlington.