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A Pendulum clock: Accurate Timekeeping for 270 years.

In this article, we will look at the history and evolution of probably the most important invention in Horology, the Pendulum Clock. A pendulum clock is a clock that uses a pendulum, which is a swinging weight, as its timekeeping element. The advantage of a pendulum for timekeeping is that it is a harmonic oscillator: it swings back and forth in…

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Origins of the Comtoise, Bornholm, Mora Grandfather clock

Contents1 The Grandfather Clock2 Longcase origin comes from Horological development.3 Description of weights and movements.4 Elaborate striking sequences5 The Origins of the Grandfather Clock’s name.6 Pot bellied French Comtoise clocks.7 The Danish Bornholm clocks.8 Swedish Mora Grandfather Clock. The Grandfather Clock The grandfather clock (also a longcase clock, tall-case clock, grandfather’s clock, or floor clock)…

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Congratulations | Riversdale Newsletter

The Riversdale Newsletter Congratulations – you are now subscribed to “Riversdale News” I’d like to welcome you to our online publication Riversdale Newsletter.   You will be receiving an occasional array of horological titbits, news, and views we have sourced from around the horological world, with tips and tricks on repairing and restoring from the…

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John Jefferys (clockmaker)

John Jefferys (1701 – 1754) was an English clockmaker and watchmaker. His parents, John and Jane Jefferys lived in a house called Darbies in the village of Midgham in the parish of Thatcham in Berkshire. His father was a wool merchant. His maternal grandparents were William and Bridgett Yeats. He had at least five brothers…

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Raymond Saunders (clockmaker)

Raymond Saunders is a Canadian clockmaker who has designed and built more than 150 customized clocks that mainly serve as tourist-attracting public artworks. In 1977 he was commissioned to build a steam clock for the Gastown district of Vancouver, Canada. The Gastown clock may be the first steam clock ever built, although there is evidence…

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