Author Archives: David Thompson - Society Fellow

Watching over us

    Walking up Exhibition Road in London on the way to the Science Museum, you just have to look to your right and up a bit, and there stands one of our great horological giants. On the façade of … Continue reading

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Permission to come aboard

    All made in the 1580s, there are three surviving clock-automata in the form of medieval ships, made by Hans Schlottheim in Nuremberg. One, a silver nef made for the Holy Roman Emperor, Rudolf II, is in the Kunsthistorisches … Continue reading

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