Monthly Archives: May 2013

A telescope by Henry Hindley

This post was written by Tim Hughes, student on the Clocks course at West Dean College.     The work of Henry Hindley of York was researched by Rodney Law and published in Antiquarian Horology (1971/2).  The article describes  two … Continue reading

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Enicar will do

    Collectors of Enicar watches may be intrigued by a story I recently uncovered. The life of this popular Swiss brand (1913–1988) took in two world wars and the quartz revolution of late 1960s. The name Enicar derives simply … Continue reading

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Horological horrors

Browsing the Digital Gallery of the New York Public Library I found a collection of cigarette cards, issued by tobacco manufacturers as an added incentive to buy their product. On one of these cards we see a drawing of a … Continue reading

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Happy St Lubbock’s Day

  If you live in the UK or the Republic of Ireland, I hope you enjoyed the bank holiday earlier this week. Perhaps you went with family or friends to one of the many great museums with horology collections.  For … Continue reading

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Japanese time

     From the first appearance of the clock inJapanwhen the Spanish Jesuit priest, St Francis Xavier, arrived with gifts for the Emperor including at least on clock in 1551 the story of mechanical timekeeping in that country has been … Continue reading

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