Monthly Archives: October 2013

Falling back

  It’s that time of year again when our faithful timekeepers quiver, for fear that we will ignore the advice of the clockmaker and attempt to turn the hands backwards, as we return to daily life punctuated by GMT (or … Continue reading

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Conservation and repair of a mystery clock

This post was written by Kenneth Cobb, a recent MA graduate of the Clocks course at West Dean College.     A dissembled glass and ormolu mystery clock was sent to West Dean from overseas to be reassembled. A simple … Continue reading

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Can we sex-up the time-recorder?

  We’re used to seeing Hollywood actresses, the latest haute horlogerie on their wrists, gazing at us in dreamy soft focus. But what about the advertisers looking to push horlogerie industrielle? In an earlier blog I presented some pictures from … Continue reading

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A silent turret clock at the V&A

    Visitors to the Victoria and Albert Museum who notice the turret clock high up in the entrance hall find no explanatory label. Fortunately there is detailed information on the V&A website. The 8-day turret clock with hour striking was … Continue reading

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