Monthly Archives: February 2012

We the accumulators and the responsibilities

  Many of us spend an endless number of hours researching the story of timekeeping from various scientific and historical points of view as well as studying the lives of the makers of clocks and watches through the same wide … Continue reading

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Oral history in electrical timekeeping

    In the electrical timekeeping world, whilst things kicked off in the mid-nineteenth century, there was considerable development all the way through the twentieth century, with the distribution of time becoming commonplace, and various technologies emerging to replace others … Continue reading

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Time by wireless

  The current header picture at the top of our blog is from an Edwardian postcard entitled ‘Polurrian Cove and Hotel’. Here’s the full version.   I love historic scenes like this which show modern technology set within seemingly timeless … Continue reading

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Horological research

    Determined to ‘practice what we preach’, a number of us on the Council are currently involved in our own horological research; my project at the Royal Observatory Greenwich is the study of our enormous collection of marine chronometers. … Continue reading

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