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Dr John C Taylor OBE Receives Harrison Medal

Inventor and horologist Dr John C Taylor OBE has been awarded the prestigious Harrison Medal by the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers at the annual Livery Dinner at Drapers’ Hall, London (November 10 2015). Founded in 1631, the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers is the oldest horological institution in the world, and its prestigious Harrison Medal has only been awarded to six other people. It commemorates outstanding achievements in propagating knowledge of the history of clockmaking and its appreciation, and is named after John Harrison, the renowned inventor of the marine chronometer. Previous recipients include the renowned astronomer and physicist Sir Arnold Wolfendale… read more

New Chronophage Brochure

In response to numerous enquiries, the Office of John C Taylor has produced a new brochure about the Dragon Chronophage.  If you would like a copy, please email:  Office@JohnCTaylor.com or view online below.   The brochure is also available in Chinese and can be viewed here.  Thank you for your interest in Dr John C Taylor.  … read more

Chronophage Invention Receives Praise

BBC TV North West were fascinated to learn about the Dragon Chronophage plus the multitude of inventions created by Dr John C Taylor.  The report by Kelly Foran is below.  … read more

Dragon Chronophage Prepared in Cambridge

Dr John C Taylor visited Cambridge to make final checks to the Dragon Chronophage clock before shipping to China for Design Shanghai.  Hear a report from BBC TV… read more

Twelve things you didn’t know about iconic Chronophage clocks

Dr John C Taylor OBE FREng will be showcasing his stunning Dragon Chronophage clock at Design Shanghai, China’s premier design event, on March 27-30 2015 at the Shanghai Exhibition Centre. Speaking ahead of the upcoming exhibition, Dr Taylor said, “It’s exciting to be displaying the Dragon Chronophage in the country that inspired its creation. It was a pleasure to work alongside Professor Long of China Academy of Art, Hangzhou. “I’ve been visiting China on business since the 1960s and it’s always been a place that’s close to my heart. “The Dragon Chronophage has been popular with the Chinese in the… read more

Interesting Facts

Thousands of years ago in the Middle East, a random genetic mutation caused a group of grapes to spontaneously abort their own seeds before the seeds could develop hard casings. The result: seedless grapes. To reproduce the fruit, a farmer simply cloned the vine — meaning that all seedless grapes today are direct descendants of that one mutated grape vine.

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Historic Clock Exhibition Hosted at Bonhams

Two private clock collectors have collaborated to stage an outstanding exhibition of early English clocks at the prestigious venue of Bonhams, New Bond Street, London in September. The exhibition will also feature third party loans, including contributions from the Science Museum, the Clockmakers’ Company and the Collection of the 5th Lord Harris from Belmont House, amongst others.    However, given that the majority of clocks are privately owned, the specimens on display are very rarely in the public eye.  Indeed, what makes the exhibition particularly exciting is that many of the clocks are being displayed together, almost certainly for the… read more

Interesting Quotes

To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place… I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.

Elliott Erwitt