Monthly Archives: August 2012

Lighting up time

    The story of the night clock, a device which allows the time to be seen in the dark is a long one. In this modern era of instant electric light, it is easy to forget that in earlier … Continue reading

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Friends reunited?

      Revisiting the Bowes Swan this week – the first time since it was completely disassembled in 2008 – was a personal and surprisingly profound experience.   There is a blogged account of the 2008 conservation project on the … Continue reading

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Waking up with a bang

   In my own time I am Adviser to the National Trust on the care and curatorship of their clocks and watches, and occasionally the Trust’s Advisers on different disciplines are called upon to work together. Clocks and Firearms might … Continue reading

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A la recherche du temps synchronisée

  A number of us are fascinated by the whole concept and practice of synchronized public time. As well looking at the time transmission systems installed in London, Paris, Vienna, Berlin and elsewhere in the late nineteenth and early twentieth … Continue reading

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