Are Longcase Clocks really an English invention?

Are Longcase Clocks really an English invention?

The wheel, the age of  the steam engine and motor cars have each transformed our lives in turn but what about the invention of the clock. Do we ever ask ourselves how this invention has affected our lives and how important is it to us all ?. Well the clock...

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A Time for Tea

The first moments of wakefulness in the Edwardian bedroom may have been prompted by the family maid striking a match to light a fire in the grate, before setting a small tea tray on the bedside table, on which stood the newly available electric light. The arrival of electricity in...

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The Indian Watch Industry

Modern watchmaking in India has its inaugural roots in the creation of a division of watch manufacture as part of the vast State subsidised company HMT (Hindustan Machine Tool), which is a supplier of a great range of engineering products that include precision moulding machines and tractors.   The first...

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Westward Horolgia

Visitors to the science museum will be able to see a broad range of familiar but less noticed items when the a new gallery in the museum is open to the public towards the end of October. The decision to move the collection of the worshipful Company of Clockmakers from its...

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