Monthly Archives: April 2013

The basics – how a timekeeper works

  Old clocks and watches are fascinating even without knowing how they work, but just a simple explanation provides a much deeper appreciation. The timekeeping function of mechanical timekeepers can be explained as just five elements;   1 – Energy … Continue reading

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King’s Cross – March 1952

  I am spending every waking minute at present researching and writing about Smiths, owner of the English Clock Systems marque (ECS), Just now I came across an article about ECS in the March 1952 in-house Smiths magazine, and thought … Continue reading

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What became of the London sundial column?

     My previous blog was about the sundial column at Seven Dials in central London. It is a reconstruction, erected in the 1980s to replace a column that had been there since 1694 but was taken down in 1773. … Continue reading

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