John C Taylor

Publications


The Luxury of Time – National Museum of Scotland 2019



A highly acclaimed exhibition of clocks and watches from 1550 to 1750 was hosted at the National Museum of Scotland in 2019 and early 2020.  The guide was written by Dr John C Taylor OBE and Dr Kristin E. Leith with contributions from Dr Tacye Phillipson. (A4 size, 32 pages.)

£12.50

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All proceeds are donated to the Teapot Trust Isle of Man (Charity number: 1285).

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