Talking clocks

26 March 2019 by

Clocks are on my mind at the moment, for two reasons. Firstly, the clocks go forward in the UK this…

'Electric star on dancer', from J T Niblett's 'Portative electricity', 1893

Chimes at midnight

22 December 2014 by

Christmas, and what could be better at this time of year than tales of light and darkness? If you’ve decorated…

A fortunate find

17 June 2011 by

Just a quick note to highlight a wonderful book I discovered while doing some preservation boxing in our Rare Book…