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A small orrery showing earth and the inner planets
Delightful Machines By David M.
This is one of four essays that I wrote for my M Phil degree in History and Philosophy of Science at Clare College, Cambridge, in 1990-91 (the others, on the transmission of science from the Greeks to the Arabs , medieval timekeeping and Sir Robert Ball , are also on this site as is my dissertation and a 1992 lecture based on some of the same material). I think it is the most interesting of the four.
This year we are celebrating Classic Clock Kits' Silver Jubilee . Well over a thousand of our clocks have been made and are on display in homes all over the world. From time to time we have participated in international and local Model Engineer and Clock exhibitions, and on occasion have been able to give customers the opportunity to put their clocks on show to the public and to compete for awards.