Posts Tagged ‘i0lon19’

12 August, 2019 12:35

Monday, August 12th, 2019

Bern hits #10!
20 beautiful European cities with hardly any tourists

Jet d’Eau – Wikipedia

Tuesday, August 6th, 2019

Interlaken – Wikipedia

Wednesday, May 1st, 2019

Henry Maudslay – Wikipedia

Monday, April 29th, 2019


Henry Maudslay and Company[edit]

In 1798 he obtained a small shop and smithy in Wells Street, off Oxford Street but in 1800 he moved to larger premises in Margaret Street, Cavendish Square.

By 1810 Maudslay was employing eighty workers and running out of room at his workshop, so he moved to larger premises in Westminster Bridge Road,

Bramah lock – Wikipedia

Sunday, April 28th, 2019

The Challenge Lock is in the Science Museum in London. An examination of the lock shows that it has been rebuilt since Hobbs picked it. Originally it had 18 iron slides and 1 central spring; it now has 13 steel slides, each with its own spring.[3]

Bramah Tea and Coffee Museum – Wikipedia

Sunday, April 28th, 2019

John Harrison – Wikipedia

Sunday, April 28th, 2019

Also, Longitude
The maker of H1 to H4

Harrison’s last home was 12, Red Lion Square, in the Holborn district of London.[23] There is a plaque dedicated to Harrison on the wall of Summit House, a 1925 modernist office block, on the south side of the square. A memorial tablet to Harrison was unveiled in Westminster Abbey on 24 March 2006, finally recognising him as a worthy companion to his friend George Graham and Thomas Tompion, ‘The Father of English Watchmaking’, who are both buried in the Abbey.

Today the restored H1, H2, H3 and H4 timepieces can be seen on display in the Royal Observatory at Greenwich. H1, H2 and H3 still work: H4 is kept in a stopped state because, unlike the first three, it requires oil for lubrication and so will degrade as it runs. H5 is owned by the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers of London, and was previously on display at the Clockmakers’ Museum in the Guildhall, London, as part of the Company’s collection; since 2015 the collection has been displayed in the Science Museum, London.

Hartwell House

Wednesday, January 16th, 2019

Brain cloud

Monday, December 17th, 2018