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The Horological Journal
The Institute is proud of its Horological Journal, which is the oldest technical journal in the world, having been published without a break since September 1858.
A copy of HJ is sent to every member each month, and contains a wealth of news and information of interest to horology enthusiasts.
We try to maintain a good balance of articles in each issue, covering clocks, watches, turret clocks and electric timepieces in articles that may be theoretical, practical or both.
Download a copy of the Institute's HJ policy.
Interested in writing for the Horological Journal? Please read our contributor's guide.
May 2013 Digest
Hello and welcome to the May edition of Horological Journal.
In this month's issue we conclude the highly-popular five part series 'A Motorised Burnishing Attachment for the Lathe. The series has been a huge success with reports and pictures of the finished article coming from all around the world. If any member wishes to buy a full sized set of drawings to accompany the series, there are still some available, priced at £25 + £5 post and package. Contact me for more details.
Our cover story this month features the new Greenwich Regulator Clock, a unique architectural floor clock in a perspex case, designed by two British companies, Zone Creations and Comitti, to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee year. Find out more about the clock at www.greenwichregulator.co.uk
Also in this issue, Nick Andrews makes an Orrery, while Ifan Thorner MBHI and Peter Trueman modify a two pendulum Arnfield escapement regulator. Peter Edwards continues his tale about 'The Astronomical Clock at Chartres', and Fairs Correspondent Martin Foster reports from the 40th Inhorgenta Europe, reviewing German made luxury watches.
You will also find the usual features, The Horologists Toolbox, Auction Round Up and After the DLC, along with letters, branch reports and news.
Jayne Hall, HJ Editor
The 'Letters' pages provide a great opportunity for discussion and debate, whilst 'Branch Reports' provide updates of local activities, and regular 'Bench Views' illustrate life from the bench of a clockmaker and a watchmaker.
Click here for our latest Article of the Month - a taste of what you can expect to see every month in HJ! Plus by special request the October Double Pendulum Clock article, and The First Correct Drawing of the Grasshopper Escapement Ever Published and CSM by Peter Hastings. Download the spreadsheet of Peter Hasting's graphical method.
You can also download a full sample copy of HJ from a few months ago.