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Two-timing

    The dictionary defines ‘two-timing’ as ‘to be unfaithful to a spouse or lover’ or ‘to deceive, to double-cross’. But that’s not what I want to talk about. What I have in mind here is people who put the … Continue reading

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Discovering a Japanese lantern clock

This post was written by Daniela Corda, student at West Dean College     As a Post Graduate Diploma student of the Conservation of Clocks program at West Dean College, one of my recent projects has been to restore safe … Continue reading

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The popularity of horological tattoos

This post was written by Society member Anna-Rose Kirk                     Clocks and watches are the most tattooed image at the moment according to Vice magazine and tattoo artists are sick of … Continue reading

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Bomb found outside AHS meeting focused on bomb scares

  The strangest thing happened last Thursday. To be honest, I thought it was a put-up job and so did many of the people with me. I thought James Nye had arranged it; everyone else thought I had. It was … Continue reading

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A Gala For Lisa

    Tuesday 25 October 2016—to the Victoria and Albert Museum for a fabulous evening to celebrate the life of our late President, Lisa Jardine FRSA, in the company of her husband John Hare, members of the family, and a … Continue reading

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‘A clock which has gone by itself for 2 years’

  In the State Library of New South Wales is a manuscript journal of a trip to Holland undertaken in 1773 by the naturalist Joseph Banks  (1743-1820), who from 1778 until his death was to be the President of the … Continue reading

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A new addition to the galleries at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich

The extraordinarily accurate ‘Burgess Clock B’ was recently installed in the Royal Observatory’s Time and Longitude Gallery where it will be on display for the next three years. The following filmed interview introduces the work of Martin Burgess and the … Continue reading

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A supplementary (late) meeting report (from 1957)

    Petrol rationing ceased in May 1957, but the legendary Colonel Quill, DSO, had long planned the AHS September visit with a view to everyone needing to use public transport, staying local in London. About forty members and friends … Continue reading

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The compound pendulum in a precision timekeeper?!

This post was written by Tabea Rude, Member of the AHS   Popular and well known examples of compound pendulums in horology are found in French novelty clocks. They can be camouflaged as an innocent sailor, as in the mantel … Continue reading

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Better Late Than Never – Baillie Bibliography Vol 2

  Someone I know is researching the electric clock systems of Ritchie. Being a pro, I rather suspect they have run a lot of obscure sources to earth, but I’m going to make a point of drawing their attention to … Continue reading

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