Friday, 12 October 2012

5th December 1764

Went to see the Microcosmer Musical Clock 2/-

I had a bit of trouble deciphering this bit but Google told me it was "Microcosm"

and Wikipedia told me that the clock was made by Henry Bridges somewhere around 1733. That is the first year it was advertised for exhibition.  Bridges died in 1754 and the clock was sold. It continued to tour until it vanished in 1775. It reappeared in Paris in 1920 but the original case with a moving picture scene and organ was not with it.

Now the movement and dials are in the British Museum so it won't cost you 2/- to see it!!!

More about the clock here