The Horological Journal

The Horological Journal

The Institute is proud of its Horological Journal, which is the oldest technical journal in the world and has 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.

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November 2014

Hello and welcome to the new and improved Horological Journal.
The new design is here and we have thoroughly enjoyed hearing your feedback. This month we have featured a  selection of your comments (the good, the bad and the ugly) in the Letters section. We welcome constructive ciriticism, please continue to email your thoughts to to us at the usual address.
The November HJ hosts the conclusion of 'John Harrison and the Nonlinear Spring' by Dr Douglas Drumheller Phd, whilst Colin Ferguson MBHI restarts his series on 'Making Harrison's Late Regulator Part 10'.
Dr David Britton MBE continues  the preliminary articles on 'Making a John Reynolds Regulator' with his article 'Making a Wheel Crossing Out and Marking Out Jig'. The construction series gets underway in the January 2015 issue.
This month's centre spread story details Chris McKay's search for the man under Boadicea's Statue in his editorial 'Who was the Big Ben Telescope Man?
In December 2001, the HJ carried a brief description of Antide Janvier's Double Pendulum table clock, and this month, David Walter pays homage. The November cover illustrations display his magnificent efforts and the accompanying three page feature outlines just how he did it.
Martin Foster speaks of the 'colour, bling and class' at the 33rd Hong Kong Clock and Watch Fair whilst Chris McKay reports on the busy 'Ringing Roadshow' at Newbury Racecourse.
As usual, this month hosts healthy debates in the letters section, news stories, branch reports and much more.

Harriet Olivia
Editorial Assistant.


About HJ

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.