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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] In this BBC Four video Professor Simon Schaffer tells the story of an amazing machine built around 250 years ago - a small clockwork boy who can write. [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="20px"][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space height="20px"][vc_column_text] In 1774, Pierre Jaquet-Droz (1721-1790), his son Henri-Louis Jaquet-Droz (1752-1791) and their fellow clockmaker Jean-Frédéric Leschot (1746-1824) presented three humanoid automata known as The Writer, The Musician and The Draughtsman, for the first time at their...

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] In celebrating 100 years of the Central clocktower this year, SBS is broadcasting Sydney Trains award-winning short documentary ‘Running on Time’ (2015). Running on Time traces the evolution of railway time through early mechanical time keeping to modern satellite systems. In the documentary, we meet the railway staff who maintain various clocks, watches and time keeping devices that connect our rail system, and explores technological changes...

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Interested in becoming a professional clockmaker? Canterbury Clocks and Watches is offering a unique opportunity to train an apprentice clock maker. The business is looking for someone with a passion to learn and attention to detail and quality. If this sounds like you Contact Shaun Ryan for a position/job description. Additionally, you are: An Australian/NZ citizen, Someone who can demonstrate mechanical aptitude, Someone who can work well...

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]"Watts On" is a periodical produced by Sydney's EHG (Electric Horology Group), NAWCC Chapter 72. Click on the links below to read or download some of their recent newsletters. Republished with permission.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="20px"][vc_column_text]May 2020 July 2020 September 2020[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]As daylight saving ends in the UK for 2020, the horological conservator at Windsor Castle will be busy changing more than 400 clocks from the Royal Collection Trust. For those of us with smartphones and smartwatches, the change to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) on Sunday 25 October will happen automatically whilst we sleep. But for the hundreds of clocks in the Royal Collection at Windsor Castle,...

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]AAHS members can join our WhatsApp group and enjoy some friendly banter. Discuss your latest acquisition, gain advice on a project, see what others are up to, or be congratulated on the latest addition to your family. Click here to send an email to Mick asking to be added to the group...

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Dear members, On Sunday at 9pm my old clock friend Henry Ekselman was hit by a car while crossing Chapel St, South Yarra and has passed away. Henry was the last of a family of clockmakers that ran INGRAM BROS and BRIGHT tower clock company in Melbourne since 1890. Ingram’s built 1000’s of clocks all over Australia, most of which became well known landmarks. I worked...

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