This blog is about objects and ideas in the story of time, as explored by the AHS. We're trying new ways of sharing what we're up to.
Monthly Archives: September 2012
I have been musing on the destructive power of war in the lives of various clockmakers and their families. Consider an obscure Brno clockmaker, Johann Antel (1866–1930). Sporting a boater, his two daughters, Anna and Edith, are ranged left and right … Continue reading
The latest novel by the Australian author Peter Carey, The Chemistry of Tears, was inspired by the Silver Swan of Bowes project. The Swan is an amazing late 18th-century, life-sized automaton, incorporating three clockwork mechanisms or movements, … Continue reading