Clock History

How do clocks work?

How do clocks work?

Clocks are generally powered in one of six ways: weight-driven, spring-driven, atmospheric, battery-operated or electric. Weight-driven, spring-driven…

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Ancient Measurement tools

Ancient Measurement tools

Article taken from Backsights Magazine published by Surveyors Historical Society EGYPTIAN SURVEYING TOOLS by Mary M. Root Four thousand years…

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Atomic clock History

Atomic clock History

The National Physical Laboratory (NPL) was founded in 1900 for standardising and verifying instruments, for testing materials, and for the determination…

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Measurement History

Measurement History

As civilization developed, so too did the need for units of measurement. These were required for numerous tasks such as: constructing dwellings…

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Cuckoo clocks History

Cuckoo clocks History

The first noted Black Forest cuckoo clock was designed and created by Franz Anton Ketterer in a small village named Schonwald, Germany. This…

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When was the first clock invented

When was the first clock invented

This is the 2nd post in a series of posts that are set to explore the history of timekeeping. In our first chapter we covered the earliest attempts…

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History of clock Making

History of clock Making

Two most important inventions made in Western Europe in the Middle Ages (that is before the scientific revolution, which started in XVI century)…

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How do quartz Watches work?

How do quartz Watches work?

An easy way to differentiate a quartz from a mechanical movement is by looking at the second hand. On a quartz watch, the second hand has the…

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Next Clocks

Next Clocks

There may come a time when major league pitchers stare at a clock counting down the seconds before they must deliver the ball. However, that…

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Who makes Rolex watches?

Who makes Rolex watches?

2. Rolex Has Its Own Science Lab Given everything Rolex has done over the years it shouldn t come as a surprise that they have an internal Research…

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Timers Online

Timers Online

Toggl – Keeps You Focused On The Task your main goal is finishing the job at hand and moving on to another pre-defined task you want to analyze…

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Marine Chronometer repair

Marine Chronometer repair

The restoration of Marine Chronometers is my specialty. I taught chronometer restoration at the American Watchmaker s Institute, and at 1995…

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New Haven clock Company History

New Haven clock Company History

Founded in 1853, the New Haven Clock Company was the first to mass-produce brass clock movements in America. The company was formed to supply…

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Grandfather clocks History

Grandfather clocks History

KIENINGER CLOCK FACTORY TIME STEPS Some centuries ago, our ancestors went to bed with the last rays of sunlight and got up at cock-crow in the…

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Digital clock History

Digital clock History

Above: Campus planners have been consulting the original architectural drawings of the UT Tower for a significant renovation to the clock. (University…

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