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A wooden clock

By xwang
I'm going to try to put Nostell Priory's photos on as much as possible to 'show' you aroundSmile. I titled it as "Wooden clock" rather than Grandfather clock, because it was made from wood, sounds silly... I meant the working parts of the clock. It was made by John Harrison. A carpenter and a clockmaker, also the inventor of marine chronometer. A true genius and a great craftsman.
The light wasn't good. I have to brighten them up on PS. V2 is the closer look of the face, I had to crop it and put a bit border on.. otherwise, I would need a ladder to take the photo, it's quite tall, you see.Grin And V3 shows the wood gears inside the case. Thanks for looking.

Tags: General Clock Nostell priory John Harrison

Voters: ColleenA, jdinne, lonely_oryx and 13 more

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ColleenA Plus
5 340 5 Australia
25 May 2013 5:56PM
Nice images, love the close up of the clock face in V2GrinGrinGrin

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jdinne 14 16 England
25 May 2013 5:59PM
Very interesting set Jasmine, get the scale of it in V1, V2 great detail and colour, V3 good to see the inner workings.

25 May 2013 6:00PM
V1 has a well balanced composition
25 May 2013 6:00PM
Lovely clock. I have a very old one but the cabinet has long become, how can I put this in the nicest way, decrepit, it is a grandfather clock so I suppose decrepit is a good description. Smile I would love to visit this beautiful Abbey.
RonnieAG Plus
7 154 117 Scotland
25 May 2013 6:29PM
I have never heard of a long case clock with wooden moving parts like this: you have done a fine job in capturing and presenting these shots, Jasmine, achieved under testing circumstances.
Good images Jasmine. Long been an admirer of Harrison, spent half his life making bigger chronometers to stand the motion of ships, realized his mistake & spent 2nd half of his life making a small one that would move with the ship. Well worth reading more on his fight with authorities over the prize money. Regards, Si.
LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
25 May 2013 9:08PM
Nice shots in difficult circumstances, great description.
nonur Plus
8 17 12 Turkey
26 May 2013 12:21AM

Quote:Nice images, love the close up of the clock face in V2GrinGrinGrin
Same with me.
Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
26 May 2013 5:39AM
Beautiful Jasmine !!
Rende 10 38 4 Netherlands
26 May 2013 2:09PM
Very elegant.
cbrundage 4 4 United States
27 May 2013 11:30PM
I especially love V2, Jasmine! Wonderful old craftsmanship!!!

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