Blog

14Jan

Wedding Anniversaries

As we head into Spring and Summer (wedding season is approaching us.) We are reminded and inspired with Valentines Day and Wedding Anniversaries beckoning.  Here is a list of a traditional Wedding Anniversary Gem Stones to get you in the mood:   1st  Anniversary: Gold 2nd Anniversary: Garnet 3rd Anniversary:

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06Jan

A Little History on an Art Deco Vitascope

Art Deco Vitascope clock with automaton rocking ship on an illuminated ocean scene with a cloud background.  It has original ‘Art Deco’ hands and an electric movement, cream Bakelite case and an original grey metal back with start wind and light switch, & labelled ‘Vitascope Industries Ltd’. The clock  was

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31Dec

BBC Drama London Spy

The Five Part BBC Drama 'London Spy' filmed a scene at our shop in Connaught Street on the 15th February 2015.  Having recently been broadcast on BBC Two it has received huge attention here in the UK and in the US.   We had the cast and crew filming for a whole day at William Mansell and we enjoyed having them

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30Jun

18th-century clockmaker John Harrison vindicated by ‘perfect clock’

Source: Telegraph Three centuries after he claimed his clock could solve the problem of longitude, proof John Harrison's design is accurate to the second for 100 days A clock based on an 18th-century design has stunned experts by keeping accurate to a second after 100 days – just as its maker promised 300 years

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