John C Taylor

Publications

I’m passionate about clocks and share my enthusiasm through loaning clocks, watches and artefacts to museums and exhibitions so that the public can see the timepieces at close quarters.

Brochures from recent exhibitions are on sale, with all proceeds going to the Teapot Trust Isle of Man (Charity number: 1285).


The Luxury of Time, Manx Museum, Douglas, Isle of Man

Innovation and Collaboration, Bonhams, London

The Luxury of Time, Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh.

Interesting Facts

Diamonds are actually unstable at surface temperature and pressure. Every diamond above ground is very, very slowly altering into graphite, another form of pure carbon.

Latest News

New Midsummer Chronophage Clock on display in the Isle of Man

There’s very exciting news for those in the Isle of Man.  You can see the wonderful Midsummer Chronophage clock on display in Douglas, there in time to see in the New Year! The spectacular clock, designed by the world-renowned inventor, philanthropist and Santon resident, Dr John C Taylor OBE, is now on display at the Isle of Man’s largest privately-owned bar and restaurant, 1886 in Regent Street, Douglas, Isle of Man. The huge mesmerising, gold-plated clock, measuring 1.5 metres (5 ft) in diameter, was conceived, designed and mostly manufactured on the Island. It is the second in a series of… read more

Interesting Quotes

Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.

Helen Keller