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The Corpus Clock and The Chronophage
"Introduced by Dr John C.Taylor, Invenit et Fecit" - or, to translate, he invented it, and he built it. Video explaining some of the finer points of the chronophage. Stunningly beautiful.
chronophage  clock  timepiece  engineering  time  corpuschristi  cambridge  video 
september 2008 by infovore
Stephen Hawking to unveil strange new way to tell the time - Telegraph
"He calls the new version of the escapement a 'Chronophage' (time-eater) - "a fearsome beast which drives the clock, literally "eating away time". It is the largest Grasshopper escapement of any clock in the world." Stunning new timepiece for the Corpus library. Breathtakingly beautiful.
chronophage  clock  timepiece  mechanical  engineering  beautiful 
september 2008 by infovore
tres haute horologie - a photoset on Flickr
Some beautiful close-up photography of watches and chronometers. The lighting-work is particularly impressive.
lighting  photography  chronometer  watch  clock  timepiece  macro  closeup 
july 2007 by infovore

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