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Title: Andrew King's restoration - Harrison's 1722 Brocklesby Clock
Post by: Rick from Manchester on February 20, 2006, 02:14:28 PM
While not exactly a book, here's a link to an interesting article (in PDF) on Andrew King's recent restoration work on Harrison's 1722 wooden Brocklesby Park clock.

The link below takes you to the British Horological Institute's web site.  Once there, scroll down to "Articles of the month", then click on the link [April 2005 - In the Footsteps of John Harrison]. This should automatically open the PDF file in a window if you have a PDF viewer installed.

http://www.bhi.co.uk/hj/hj.htm

Rick.
Title: Andrew King's restoration - Harrison's 1722 Brocklesby Clock
Post by: Dave on March 06, 2006, 01:44:27 PM
Hi Rick, i saw the article some time ago, in fact i have it on my computer. I have read about this clock over the years but never realised how big the movement is, Dave
Title: Andrew King's restoration - Harrison's 1722 Brocklesby Clock
Post by: Rick from Manchester on March 11, 2006, 01:03:39 PM
Hi Dave,
Yes, I agree, the Brocklesby 1722 clock is big.  Seeing this clock in the A&E TV movie "Longitude" ISBN # 0-7670-2771-X http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/tg/stores/detail/-/dvd/B00004U2K1/tech-info/ref=ed_tec_dp_2_1/203-9979840-6717548 was the trigger event that started my interest in wooden timekeepers.  Also, I seen it in two other video productions, the Nova (USA Public Broadcasting) program "Lost at Sea - The Search for Longitude" ISBN # 1-578071-30-5 http://shop.wgbh.org/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10051&storeId=11051&langId=-1&partNumber=GHOST_WG2511 and the Nation Maritime Museum / Royal Observatory Greenwich documentary film "John Harrison and his Timekeepers" http://www.nmm.ac.uk/server/show/conWebDoc.937.
Title: Andrew King's restoration - Harrison's 1722 Brocklesby Clock
Post by: Dave on March 12, 2006, 12:02:25 PM
Hi Rick, thanks for the links but i am trying to ween myself back to ordinary clocks. After 30 years of Harrison study, i think i deserve a break, regards Dave