Monthly Archives: February 2013

Venner chance comes along, take it

  In November, David Rooney mentioned the Venner time switches in telephone kiosks. This prompted wheels to whir in my brain and I went hunting in my ‘reserve collection’ for something I acquired many years ago, by chance.   Unfortunately, … Continue reading

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The sundial column at Seven Dials

  As I live in central London, I often pass through Seven Dials, an area between the districts Covent Garden and Soho where seven streets meet at a roundabout. In its centre stands a pillar or column with six vertical … Continue reading

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All the nation’s oil paintings online

  Richard Dunn’s blog post about the Board of Longitude online project reminded me of another exciting digitisation. The ‘Your Painting’s website, run by the BBC in partnership with the Public Catalogue Foundation, aims to show every oil painting held … Continue reading

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Stand up for watches

  Today we all take the ownership of a plain ordinary watch for granted and such watches are easily purchased at easily affordable prices. The same is true of the cheap and simple clock, be it a wall clock for … Continue reading

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John Harrison and the Board of Longitude go digital

 This article was written by Richard Dunn, Senior Curator and Head of Science and Technology at Royal Museums Greenwich.   Last week, the Cambridge Digital Library launched some samples of material from the Board of Longitude archive that will interest … Continue reading

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