Clocks, Watches, Musical Boxes
In the first instance clocks were made to be placed prominently in
outdoor positions to tell the time to the people at large. In due course, smaller examples
were made for use in the home, and...
Extremely accurate time-keeping would make it possible for a ship to
find its exact position at sea, and the government offered big rewards for this purpose.
Harrison, Mudge and Arnold are the...
Musical boxes are nearly as old as clocks. They operate by a barrel
with protruding pegs striking the teeth of a steel comb or operating bells. The most
familiar ones are those of small size...
e making of pocket-watches may be said to have begun with small ones
of spherical shape about 1520. These resembled pomanders and were worn similarly; from a
chain round the neck, or at the...