[time-nuts] The clocks at Windsor Castle, UK

Bob kb8tq kb8tq at n1k.org
Fri Jun 16 09:09:48 EDT 2017


I would claim that anybody with 450 clocks to tend is indeed a Time Nut ….:)


> On Jun 15, 2017, at 10:37 PM, Bill Hawkins <bill.iaxs at pobox.com> wrote:
> Happened to watch a PBS/BBC program called "Queen's Castle" episode 102
> - Four Seasons, that was filmed in 2005 at Windsor, not Buckingham.
> One of the segments was about the castle timekeeper, Steve Davison. He's
> responsible for 450 clocks, some 300 years old. His biggest challenge is
> the end of British Summer Time, when each clock must be advanced 11
> hours, stopping until striking finishes. Old clocks were not designed
> for Fall Back. Takes him 16 hours.
> There was a brief shot of his workshop, with a clock repair in progress.
> No sign of a time standard. No discussion of leap seconds, either.
> Tried to find him, but only found a 2013 ad for a time keeper to
> maintain 1000 clocks in various castles.
> Hope that wasn't too far off topic.
> Bill Hawkins
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