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Sotheby’s to sell the George Daniels Horological Collection, greatest watchmaker of 20th century

October 26th, 2012 · No Comments

I’m not sure what George Daniels would have made of the iPhone. Apart from making voice calls and texts, for as little outlay as free, or 99 pence at worst, it’s possible to have the thing tell you the time or the weather anywhere in the world, the air temperature in Wirral and even when […]

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Tags: Clocks · Watches

Taxing times

July 27th, 2007 · 4 Comments

The Beatles were right. According to the song Taxman: “If you get too cold, I’ll tax the heat, If you take a walk, I’ll tax your feet”. So, with the deadline looming for the return of self-assessment income tax forms (September 30) just be glad this isn’t the 18th century. In 1792, owners of houses […]

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Tags: Clocks · Horology

Buying on tick

July 27th, 2007 · No Comments

Like several million other collectors, we watched the Antiques Roadshow last Sunday, amazed the value of the wonderful, early but sadly anonymous longcase clock that was judged to be worth £30,000 plus. That was enough to cause us to gasp in wonder, but to hear that the owner omitted to wind the striking chain so […]

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Times past: antique clocks to hold a candle to

March 1st, 2006 · 1 Comment

by Christopher Proudlove©Español | Deutsche | Français | Italiano | Português Lantern clock: Simple brass clock introduced circa 1600 and the most common type of domestic clock throughout the 17th century. So called because its posted-frame case housing the movement, has opening side panels similar to those in early candle-powered lamps. Also called Cromwellian clocks, […]

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Antique clocks by a Welsh family that rival the best in the world

December 3rd, 2005 · 9 Comments

by Christopher Proudlove�Espa�ol | Deutsche | Fran�ais | Italiano | Portugu�s Learning to tell the time in the Morris household was not easy. It was apparently all Grandpa William’s fault. He claimed it was named after him – he said it was called a grandfather clock, so he believed he was right � but he […]

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Tags: Clocks · Welsh

Clock this – making grandfather run true for centuries

September 15th, 2005 · No Comments

by Christopher Proudlove©Español | Deutsche | Français | Italiano | Português It’s been a challenging few weeks. Regular readers will recall that instead of a balmy two weeks in sunny Florida, we ended up coping with the aftermath of Hurricane Dennis and our hearts go out to those who have suffered loss in area’s newest […]

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Tags: Clocks · Longcase Clocks