Category Archives: Electrical

New lease of life for a distinguished old gent

    Featured in James Bond’s Skyfall in 2012, the former Port of London Authority building near London’s Tower Hill is undergoing significant change, to become luxury apartments and a hotel, badged 10 Trinity Square. The building was opened in … Continue reading

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There’s never been a better time for reform!

    A gauntlet has been laid down. Across Europe, thoughtful people are busy working up ingenious ideas for a competition devised over an extraordinary April weekend in southern Germany. Each year, several dozen of the electro-horo-cognoscenti gather in Mannheim-Seckenheim … Continue reading

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Look no hands!

  On the one hand we have looked at single-handed dials, on the other hand we have looked at some more unusual forms of indicator.  Here we will look at indicators with no hands at all. This watch has a … Continue reading

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Clock world full of cranks?

  Things turn up. Back in 2006, when David Rooney and I were researching the Standard Time Company (STC), we planned a lecture at the Guildhall library. The only surviving early clock we knew of had spent its life at … Continue reading

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