Big Ben: the Great Clock and the Bells at the Palace of by Chris McKay

By Chris McKay

This publication covers the background of 'Big Ben', the nice clock and bells at Westminster, from the origins of Westminster because the seat of presidency correct as much as the celebrations of the good Clock's a hundred and fiftieth anniversary in 2009.

The ebook starts off by means of taking the reader via a standard stopover at to the Clock Tower, after which starts the heritage of the palace of Westminster, overlaying the fireplace of 1834, the construction of the hot homes of Parliament and improvement of the clock and the bells, going into aspect on their layout and deploy. The publication covers the recognized cracking of the present bell gigantic Ben in 1859, with sketches of all of the characters concerned, the 2 global wars, and the catastrophe of 1976. The ebook ends with a
detailed technical description of the clock mechanism.

The ebook is richly illustrated, and may charm not just to clockmakers and horologists, yet to bell fanatics, and people with an curiosity in our wealthy Victorian heritage.

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