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"Timeless Treasures: A Glimpse into the World of Timepieces" Step back in time to the Chicago World's Fair

Background imageTimepiece Collection: Cartoon, cuckoo clock with hands pointing to nine o clock

Cartoon, cuckoo clock with hands pointing to nine o clock

Background imageTimepiece Collection: Chicago Worlds Fair - Meiers Wonderful Clock

Chicago Worlds Fair - Meiers Wonderful Clock on show in the German Black Forest Village. Height - 14ft, width 7ft - weight 2500lbs

Background imageTimepiece Collection: Advert for Tyme, Ermeto Movado ladies pocket watch 1933

Advert for Tyme, Ermeto Movado ladies pocket watch 1933
Tyme, the best pocket watch made. Small and compact, yet absolutely protected against all causes of trouble. Can be carried in any pocket or hand-bag with other articles. Date: 1933

Background imageTimepiece Collection: Advert for Bensons luminous wrist watch 1915

Advert for Bensons luminous wrist watch 1915
Bensons active service wristlet watch, fully luminous figures and hands and self closing cover. Date: 1915

Background imageTimepiece Collection: Advertisement for Layton Brothers Restaurant, Windsor, Berkshire (b / w photo)

Advertisement for Layton Brothers Restaurant, Windsor, Berkshire (b / w photo)
5997320 Advertisement for Layton Brothers Restaurant, Windsor, Berkshire (b/w photo) by English Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageTimepiece Collection: Illustration for Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen (colour litho)

Illustration for Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen (colour litho)
5210455 Illustration for Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen (colour litho) by Mills, Arthur Wallis (1878-1940); Private Collection; (add.info.: Catherine went every five minutes to the clock)

Background imageTimepiece Collection: The thought breaking its chains (bronze)

The thought breaking its chains (bronze)
8620100 The thought breaking its chains (bronze) by Picault, Emile Louis (1833-1915); Fine arts museum, Sa'd Abad museum complex, Tehran, Iran; (add.info.: The thought breaking its chains)

Background imageTimepiece Collection: Portrait of Two Women and a Boy, 1632. Creator: Thomas de Keyser

Portrait of Two Women and a Boy, 1632. Creator: Thomas de Keyser
Portrait of Two Women and a Boy, 1632

Background imageTimepiece Collection: Mantel Clock, c1815-19. Creator: Jacques Nicolas Pierre Francois Dubuc

Mantel Clock, c1815-19. Creator: Jacques Nicolas Pierre Francois Dubuc
Mantel Clock, c1815-19

Background imageTimepiece Collection: Claire Ogden, giving watch to Lieutenant W.C.F. Brown, between c1915 and c1920

Claire Ogden, giving watch to Lieutenant W.C.F. Brown, between c1915 and c1920. Creator: Bain News Service
Claire Ogden, giving watch to Lieutenant W.C.F. Brown, between c1915 and c1920. Shows Claire Ogden with Lieutenant W.C.F. Brown in an event related to the 1919 transcontinental reliability

Background imageTimepiece Collection: Tall Case Clock, c1792. Creator: Caleb Bentley

Tall Case Clock, c1792. Creator: Caleb Bentley
Tall Case Clock, c1792

Background imageTimepiece Collection: The National Rifle Association prize meeting at Wimbledon: the picket going camp rounds, 1865

The National Rifle Association prize meeting at Wimbledon: the picket going camp rounds, 1865. Creator: Unknown
The National Rifle Association prize meeting at Wimbledon: the picket going camp rounds, 1865. View of...the nightly picket of members of the Victoria Rifle Corps, fully accoutred and armed

Background imageTimepiece Collection: The Volunteer Review: the High-Street of Guildford on Easter Sunday, 1864. Creator: Unknown

The Volunteer Review: the High-Street of Guildford on Easter Sunday, 1864. Creator: Unknown
The Volunteer Review: the High-Street of Guildford on Easter Sunday, 1864. The town consists principally of this main street, which runs up the steep hill on the east bank of the River Wey

Background imageTimepiece Collection: Multiple solar clocks, 18th century (metal)

Multiple solar clocks, 18th century (metal)
AIS5370489 Multiple solar clocks, 18th century (metal); CNAM, Conservatoire National des Arts et Metiers, Paris; © Iberfoto

Background imageTimepiece Collection: A clock in the form of a celestial globe supported by the shoulders of Atlas

A clock in the form of a celestial globe supported by the shoulders of Atlas
5308088 A clock in the form of a celestial globe supported by the shoulders of Atlas.; (add.info.: Engraving depicting a clock in the form of a celestial globe supported by the shoulders of Atlas)

Background imageTimepiece Collection: A gravity driven clock

A gravity driven clock
5308087 A gravity driven clock.; (add.info.: Engraving depicting a gravity driven clock: a short cylinder with a dial at one end travels down an helical path)

Background imageTimepiece Collection: An engraving depicting women polishing gems for watches - American Watch Company, 19th century

An engraving depicting women polishing gems for watches - American Watch Company, 19th century
5311551 An engraving depicting women polishing gems for watches - American Watch Company, 19th century; (add.info.: Date: 1885); Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageTimepiece Collection: A Check-Clock used by workmen to record the time they would start and finish work

A Check-Clock used by workmen to record the time they would start and finish work. 1/1/1885 (engraving)
5616021 A Check-Clock used by workmen to record the time they would start and finish work. 1/1/1885 (engraving); Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageTimepiece Collection: The Clock Gate Tower, Youghal, County Cork, Ireland (photo)

The Clock Gate Tower, Youghal, County Cork, Ireland (photo)
6436304 The Clock Gate Tower, Youghal, County Cork, Ireland (photo); (add.info.: The tower, which is a landmark of the town, dates from 1777); Photo © Ken Welsh. All rights reserved 2024

Background imageTimepiece Collection: Courtyard by the Clock Tower of Castelvecchio, Verona

Courtyard by the Clock Tower of Castelvecchio, Verona
7127271 Courtyard by the Clock Tower of Castelvecchio, Verona; Castel Vecchio, Verona, Italy; (add.info.: Courtyard with fountain near the Clock Tower of Castelvecchio (old castle), 14th-century

Background imageTimepiece Collection: The New Gloves, 1909 (oil on canvas)

The New Gloves, 1909 (oil on canvas)
658191 The New Gloves, 1909 (oil on canvas) by Schuster, Karl Maria (1871-1953); 99.6x75.8 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: The New Gloves. Karl Maria Schuster (1871-1953). Oil on canvas

Background imageTimepiece Collection: Mr Bennett (engraving)

Mr Bennett (engraving)
8645269 Mr Bennett (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Mr Bennett, 65, Cheapside; Watch, Clock, and Chronometer Maker)

Background imageTimepiece Collection: 'What a dead thing is a clock, compared with the simple altar-like structure

"What a dead thing is a clock, compared with the simple altar-like structure
8627500 "What a dead thing is a clock, compared with the simple altar-like structure and silent heart-language of the old dial

Background imageTimepiece Collection: St Mark's Church, Myddelton Square, Clerkenwell, London (engraving)

St Mark's Church, Myddelton Square, Clerkenwell, London (engraving)
8676631 St Mark's Church, Myddelton Square, Clerkenwell, London (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: St Mark's Church, Myddelton Square, Clerkenwell)

Background imageTimepiece Collection: The Longest Day (colour litho)

The Longest Day (colour litho)
8674332 The Longest Day (colour litho) by Miles, Helen J.A. (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Longest Day)

Background imageTimepiece Collection: Man measured his hours in many ways (litho)

Man measured his hours in many ways (litho)
8676237 Man measured his hours in many ways (litho) by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Man measured his hours in many ways)

Background imageTimepiece Collection: The British Admiraut's administration room. Coloured etching published on January 1, 1808

The British Admiraut's administration room. Coloured etching published on January 1, 1808
MMM5480635 The British Admiraut's administration room. Coloured etching published on January 1, 1808, after Thomas Rowlandson (1756-1827) and Augustus Charles Pugin (1762-1832). by Rowlandson, T

Background imageTimepiece Collection: The underwriting room of Lloyd of London, an insurance company that began trading in Edward

The underwriting room of Lloyd of London, an insurance company that began trading in Edward Lloyd's coffee shop
MMM5480616 The underwriting room of Lloyd of London, an insurance company that began trading in Edward Lloyd's coffee shop (died 1713), in Tower Street in London, England

Background imageTimepiece Collection: An engraving depicting the clock in the tower of St Ann's Church, Limehouse, London, 19th century

An engraving depicting the clock in the tower of St Ann's Church, Limehouse, London, 19th century
5311553 An engraving depicting the clock in the tower of St Ann's Church, Limehouse, London, 19th century; (add.info.: Date: 1842); Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageTimepiece Collection: A clockmaker by Jost Amman (1539-1591) a Swiss-German artist, 16th century

A clockmaker by Jost Amman (1539-1591) a Swiss-German artist, 16th century
5311550 A clockmaker by Jost Amman (1539-1591) a Swiss-German artist, 16th century; Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageTimepiece Collection: An engraving depicting the mechanism of Breguet's electric clock, 19th century

An engraving depicting the mechanism of Breguet's electric clock, 19th century
5311343 An engraving depicting the mechanism of Breguet's electric clock, 19th century; (add.info.: Date: 1874); Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageTimepiece Collection: Astronomical glass plate slide of expedition chronograph (glass negative)

Astronomical glass plate slide of expedition chronograph (glass negative)
7342398 Astronomical glass plate slide of expedition chronograph (glass negative) by Unknown photographer, (20th century); National Maritime Museum, London

Background imageTimepiece Collection: Fallen time ball in the courtyard of the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, Dec 1855 (watercolour)

Fallen time ball in the courtyard of the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, Dec 1855 (watercolour)
7339917 Fallen time ball in the courtyard of the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, Dec 1855 (watercolour) by Airy, Hubert (1838-1903); 13x41.5 cm; National Maritime Museum, London

Background imageTimepiece Collection: An Astronomical and Cronological Clock showing all the Most Usefull Parts of an Almanack (engraving)

An Astronomical and Cronological Clock showing all the Most Usefull Parts of an Almanack (engraving)
7341587 An Astronomical and Cronological Clock showing all the Most Usefull Parts of an Almanack (engraving) by Naylor, John (fl.c.1725-52); 37.8x38 cm; National Maritime Museum, London

Background imageTimepiece Collection: Inclining Analemmatic Sundial, made by Mordecai Semah Aboab (c.1707-55) Amsterdam

Inclining Analemmatic Sundial, made by Mordecai Semah Aboab (c.1707-55) Amsterdam, 18th century (brass)
MFR135756 Inclining Analemmatic Sundial, made by Mordecai Semah Aboab (c.1707-55) Amsterdam, 18th century (brass); length: 18.5 cm; Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageTimepiece Collection: The Industrial Arts in the 18th Century (engraving)

The Industrial Arts in the 18th Century (engraving)
8644869 The Industrial Arts in the 18th Century (engraving) by European School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Industrial Arts in the 18th Century)

Background imageTimepiece Collection: School boy facing discipline from his teacher (engraving)

School boy facing discipline from his teacher (engraving)
8634805 School boy facing discipline from his teacher (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: School boy facing discipline from his teacher)

Background imageTimepiece Collection: Page from Gamage's General Catalogue (96th edition), c.1927 (litho)

Page from Gamage's General Catalogue (96th edition), c.1927 (litho)
8669756 Page from Gamage's General Catalogue (96th edition), c.1927 (litho) by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageTimepiece Collection: A Good Read, 1919 (oil on canvas)

A Good Read, 1919 (oil on canvas)
658349 A Good Read, 1919 (oil on canvas) by Schuster, Karl Maria (1871-1953); 74.7x60 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: A Good Read. Karl Maria Schuster (1871-1953). Oil on canvas. Dated 1919

Background imageTimepiece Collection: An engraving depicting an electric time-ball fitted on the Royal Observatory at Edinburgh

An engraving depicting an electric time-ball fitted on the Royal Observatory at Edinburgh, 19th century
5311160 An engraving depicting an electric time-ball fitted on the Royal Observatory at Edinburgh, 19th century; (add.info.: Date: 1853); Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageTimepiece Collection: Electric master clock, between 1852-93

Electric master clock, between 1852-93
MMM5470212 Electric master clock, between 1852-93; National Maritime Museum, London, UK; (add.info.: Electric master clock, between 1852 and 1893)

Background imageTimepiece Collection: Cylindrical wooden clock (right), late 16th century. Wooden solar clock

Cylindrical wooden clock (right), late 16th century. Wooden solar clock, early 18th century (left) (object)
DEX5040792 Cylindrical wooden clock (right), late 16th century. Wooden solar clock, early 18th century (left) (object); Istituto e Museo di Storia della Scienza, Florence

Background imageTimepiece Collection: A Check-Clock

A Check-Clock
5616088 A Check-Clock; (add.info.: Illustration depicting a check-clock, used by workmen to record the time they would start and finish work. Dated 19th Century)

Background imageTimepiece Collection: Detail of the Clocktower of castelvecchio. Verona

Detail of the Clocktower of castelvecchio. Verona
7127300 Detail of the Clocktower of castelvecchio. Verona; Castel Vecchio, Verona, Italy; (add.info.: Detail of the Clocktower of Castelvecchio (old castle) 14th-century, Scaliger fortress

Background imageTimepiece Collection: Cathedral (Cathedrale Saint-Pierre). Interior. The astronomical clock. Auguste-Lucien Verite

Cathedral (Cathedrale Saint-Pierre). Interior. The astronomical clock. Auguste-Lucien Verite. 1865 - 1868
6263982 Cathedral (Cathedrale Saint-Pierre). Interior. The astronomical clock. Auguste-Lucien Verite. 1865 - 1868.; Beauvais Cathedral, Beauvais

Background imageTimepiece Collection: Cathedral (Cathedrale Saint-Pierre). Interior. The astronomical clock. Auguste-Lucien Verite

Cathedral (Cathedrale Saint-Pierre). Interior. The astronomical clock. Auguste-Lucien Verite. 1865 - 1868
6263980 Cathedral (Cathedrale Saint-Pierre). Interior. The astronomical clock. Auguste-Lucien Verite. 1865 - 1868.; Beauvais Cathedral, Beauvais

Background imageTimepiece Collection: Electrical clock, c. 1900 (chromo)

Electrical clock, c. 1900 (chromo)
1790160 Electrical clock, c. 1900 (chromo); (add.info.: Electrical clock : boy in bed waking up, illustration from History of electricity in France, early 20th century); Photo © CCI

Background imageTimepiece Collection: The Sala di Rappresentanza (Hall of the Representatives) detail of clock on an elaborate gilt

The Sala di Rappresentanza (Hall of the Representatives) detail of clock on an elaborate gilt table (photo)
BEN110308 The Sala di Rappresentanza (Hall of the Representatives) detail of clock on an elaborate gilt table (photo); Palazzo del Quirinale, Rome, Italy; Photo © Raffaello Bencini



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"Timeless Treasures: A Glimpse into the World of Timepieces" Step back in time to the Chicago World's Fair, where Meier's Wonderful Clock mesmerized visitors with its intricate craftsmanship and precise movements. In 1933, Tyme introduced the elegant Ermeto Movado ladies pocket watch, a true symbol of sophistication and style that captured hearts around the world. Bensons luminous wristwatch from 1915 revolutionized timekeeping by allowing wearers to effortlessly read the time even in dimly lit environments. Transport yourself to Layton Brothers Restaurant in Windsor, Berkshire through a captivating black and white photograph featuring their enchanting wall clock – a testament to both culinary excellence and punctuality. Jane Austen enthusiasts will delight in an exquisite color lithograph illustrating Northanger Abbey, where a charming clock serves as a reminder that every moment counts in matters of love and intrigue. The gatehouse wall clock at Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast stands tall as a silent witness to countless ships setting sail on grand adventures across oceans throughout history. Asprey of Bond Street entices horology aficionados with their alluring advertisement, showcasing meticulously crafted timepieces that epitomize luxury and refinement. Marvel at London's iconic Clock Tower from 1899 – an architectural masterpiece housing not only Big Ben but also centuries worth of stories etched within its timeless walls. Journey back to 1887 when Big Ben first chimed alongside Westminster Palace, forever engraving itself into our collective memory as one of London's most beloved landmarks. Discover hidden beauty within an oak cupboard dating back to c. 1830; nestled inside is an ornate clock inset that whispers tales from another era while keeping track of fleeting moments.