I visited the Science Museum in London today, and spent an extraordinary long time in the 'Measuring Time' gallery.
The sections I focussed on were: escape mechanisms, sand-glasses, sundials, long case clocks, master clocks, watches and pocket watches. Here are some photos I took, and in the next few weeks I'll post some more photos of specific clocks and watches I saw:
- Synchronome clock fitted with Shortt 'hit and miss' synchroniser (by Synchronome Co. Ltd)
- Bartrum's free pendulum clock (by Bartrum) - 2 clock boxes right next to each other
- Free-pendulum clock maintained by rolling balls (by Captain E E Craig)
- Pulsynetic time transmitter (by Gent and Co. Ltd)