A Horological Study Day

In May, conservation work on the Society’s important Regulator Clock (LDSAL 902, on display in the Entrance Hall) was undertaken, with funding of £3,543 from PRISM (Arts Council England). The clock, by Benjamin Gray and Justin Vulliamy before 1764, is one of only three examples of its kind made by the Vulliamy firm and is a rare high precision timepiece featuring interesting examples of experimentation and innovation.

The PRISM funding enabled the dismantling and cleaning of the mechanism by Malcolm Archer. You can read more about the conservation in our 'Unlocking Our Collections' section.

Fellows Jonathan Betts OBE FSA and Roger Smith FSA studied the clock during conservation, and led a study day with Malcolm Archer to explore their research and discuss it with other experts, scholars and horology students from West Dean College and Birmingham City University.

Jonathan and Roger also presented a well received public lecture following the study day, which can be watched on our website and YouTube channel.

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Clocks Study Day