After reading the book Longitude written by Dava Sobel in 1998, I became inspired to build interesting timepieces.
The first project I embarked on was a French inspired Automaton resembling a steam boiler made up of old clock parts. The next was a simple 8-day movement with the clock being a pocket watch movement set into the pendulum. Then the next two clocks were small and medium sized skeleton clocks.
I wanted to build something very unusual after reading an article in The Horological Journal on dual pendulum clocks and was motivated to build my own version. You can read about this in another blog on Clock No. 5.
No. 6 was entirely my design and is called a detached Mystery Regulator. After repairing a French double dial mystery pendulum hanging clock, I came up with the idea to design something similar in a miniature version. When it was completed, it was installed into a huon pine and ebony case, hence No. 7.
Reading a set of three books titled Precision Pendulum Clocks by Derek Roberts inspired the creation of Clock No. 8, and Clock No. 9 is my interpretation of rare Breguet 3-wheel skeleton clocks.
In 2020, No. 10 is in progress.
Graham Mulligan, June 2020.