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Redisplaying the York automaton clock

This post was written by Daniela Corda     Over summer 2018, Matthew Read, Director, Bowes Centre, and I were commissioned to condition survey, part disassemble, pack for transportation, and reassemble an eighteenth-century automaton clock on behalf of York Museums … Continue reading

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A clock to remember the Zeppelin raids over London

    A recent article published in Antiquarian Horology, entitled ‘A Time to Remember’, focuses on a pocket watch in the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich that had been recovered from the Titanic, which sank in 1912 after hitting an … Continue reading

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And now for something different

This post was written by David Read, Society Member       In the world of watch collectors there are many who dislike finding that a pocket watch case has been engraved with the owner’s name, or to record it … Continue reading

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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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