Saturday, 24 July 2010
Wednesday, 21 July 2010
Movement: Eleven jewelled mechanical alarm clock, with lever escapement
Dial: Brass bezel, Roman numerals, 5cm diameter
Case: Onyx, 10.5cm x 9.5cm x 2.5cm
Acquired: Sevenoaks (for 2 pounds) from Oxfam
Notes: Missing case screws + alarm stop button not working. Seems to keep good time.
Monday, 12 July 2010
Saturday, 3 July 2010
This church is called the 'Parish church of St Peter and St Paul Tonbridge':
Tonbridge is a market town in Kent, with a castle and the River Medway running through it. The riverside building in the photo below overlooks the castle and is the home to a Pizza Express restaurant. The building has a clock tower with two clocks in. The words 'Smith Sectric' is shown on the face of one of the clocks.
The Royal Tunbridge Wells Millenium Clock is five meters high and is made of steel. It is located in the town centre in an area called five ways.
The clock was designed by local sculptor Jon Mills. He has designed a number of other steel clocks including a clock in Selsdon, Croydon.
I posted a photo of Jon Mill's Selson clock last year. Here is the link: www.masterclock.co.uk/2009/01/selsdon-clock.html
...and here is a link to Jon Mill's website: www.metaljon.com