clocks

civil service time

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no wonder we have problems with public projects in the UK.  it’s because civil service time is completely wrong (i took this photo just after 1pm)

the wrong numbers

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i was confused by this for a while.  then i realised.

3

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clockwork kids

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esther is digital.  kezia is analogue

time we decimalised

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this clock was showing 99 minutes past 3 in the afternoon at henley station.  it’s about time these things were decimalised.  i’m all for the 10 hour day

two faced

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(demonstrating the compression effect of a long focal length – yawn!)

pocket sundial

how fantastic is this ? it’s a pocket sundial, about the size of a small compact camera. it’s got a little pointer to produce the shadow, a compass and a complicated ready-reconner on the lid.
everything the modern man could ever need in one tiny tin.
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time for a revolution ?

it’s takes just one hour for a complete revolution.
i think this is an early example of a dual screen analog/digital watch. unfortunately the digital bit seems to have gone a bit wrong as it’s showing 88 minutes past 16, which in our modern world would be nearly half past 5 in the afternoon. yet the hands show ten to four.
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