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Although not entirely watch related the mechanism of this amazing automaton is very intricate and closely related to watchmaking. I can’t even fathom the amount of work that went into it. You really should take the time to watch the two videos and see what this thing can do! Maillardet’s Automaton at the Franklin Institute.

The Longitude Problem

As many of you may know the standardization of time in the United States came about because of the railroad. Every station needed to know what time it was exactly, as did the train engineer to keep the trains on time and to keep them from running into each other. This resulted in the American […]

Tick Talk has moved

Thanks to the generous contributions of my readers I am able to move my blog to a self-hosted domain. Why am I doing this? It gives me more control over my blog content and it allows me to put some advertising on my blog – creating more revenue to improve content. Your generous contributions have […]

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