Monthly Archives: July 2012

A woman horological collector

  The AHS has recently paid attention to a number of Great Horological Collectors, with lectures that were later reported in the journal. All these lectures were about men. That a woman could also assemble an important horological collection was … Continue reading

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A multiplicity of times

  David Thompson’s post about Metamec ‘time savings’ clocks excited me, because I am interested in the wider cultural meanings around seemingly innocuous phrases such as ‘time is money’. A few years ago, I wrote an article on the subject … Continue reading

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Money saving time

      There would be a knock at the door and my mother was busy. She would say “that will be the insurance man – answer the door and give him this money and tell him the number is … Continue reading

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Making a 19th century battery

  This article was written by Francoise Collanges, student on the Clocks course at West Dean College.    My MA project involves making a copy of elements of a mid-19th century electro-mechanical clock in order to see what the process could … Continue reading

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