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Knibb Reconstruction Project, Part 4 – Crossing out the Wheels.

Knibb Reconstruction Project, Part 4 – Crossing out the Wheels.

Now up on our YouTube channel is the latest installment in the Knibb reconstruction series. In this episode we showcase the process of crossing out the great wheels.  This is done in the traditional manner, by hand with a piercing saw and files.  Many hours of work go into making components such as this. IfRead more about Knibb Reconstruction Project, Part 4 – Crossing out the Wheels.[…]

Episode 3 of the Knibb Reconstruction now live on YouTube!

Episode 3 of the Knibb Reconstruction now live on YouTube!

Continuing on in the short series covering the construction of a replica three month duration Roman striking clock by Joseph Knibb. This video shows show clips of the process of making the train wheel blanks and cutting the teeth. The wheel cutting was all done on the Schaublin 102 plain bearing lathe with vertical slideRead more about Episode 3 of the Knibb Reconstruction now live on YouTube![…]

Thoughts on an interesting regulator with Epicyclic maintaining power.

Thoughts on an interesting regulator with Epicyclic maintaining power.

John Brown – Southampton (Hants) 1830 Epicyclic maintaining power is a very rare feature.  Although used in turret clocks (mainly by Cooke and Sons of York), it is seen in only a handful of clocks of this type.  It was known to have been used by Cooke and Sons on a couple of their veryRead more about Thoughts on an interesting regulator with Epicyclic maintaining power.[…]

A tale of a clock an airship and two sisters……..

A tale of a clock an airship and two sisters……..

It’s the evening of September 23rd 1916 and the Black Swan public house on the corner of Bow Road and Bromley High Street was winding down after the usual bustle of a Saturday evening.  The landlords two daughters Cissy and Sylvia were just finishing cleaning up when they heard the sirens……….  Zeppelin L33 a GermanRead more about A tale of a clock an airship and two sisters……..[…]

Restoring an 8 – Day Marine Chronometer by Barrauds and Lund.

Restoring an 8 – Day Marine Chronometer by Barrauds and Lund.

Chronometers are part of a special area of horology.  Their purpose as instruments of extreme precision used for navigation at sea meant that great expectations were placed upon their performance and reliability, after all lives depended on them.  As such chronometers are some of the finest examples of the skills of the watchmaker.  The qualityRead more about Restoring an 8 – Day Marine Chronometer by Barrauds and Lund.[…]

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