Monthly Archives: November 2013

Clocks in opera

  If you like music as much as horology (I do!), this is for you. For the links to YouTube you need a loudspeaker or headphones. In Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi, the eponymous court jester hires an assassin to murder … Continue reading

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Fine timing

This post was written by Paul Buck, Curator of Horology at the British Museum   A new exhibition has opened in Room 3 at the British Museum displaying the year going table clock by Thomas Tompion. This magnificent clock celebrates … Continue reading

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If only I knew what the right time is

  When you want to know the correct time today, you either look at your mobile phone or you look at your radio controlled clock watch or listen to the six pips on the radio. However, don’t do the last … Continue reading

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Freak control

  Continuing our wander through the five elements, we come to the controller – the part of the clock which controls its rate.  Let us pass-by the major landmarks (the pendulum, the balance spring and wheel and the quartz crystal) … Continue reading

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