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    Ilford, London.

    John Combridge has an unusual hobby - he makes replicas of ancient clocks. We see Mr Combridge at work on one of these clocks. First he studies Chinese manuscripts for technical details. He had to learn Chinese at night school to help him with these ancient books.

    He is making a replica of a Chinese water clock that was around at the time of William the Conqueror. First he made a model - a copy of which is in the possession of the Science Museum. He is now making a half size replica of the clock which was smashed and lost to posterity during the time of the Sung dynasty.

    Various shots of the workings of the clock which will eventually be in the possession of the Liverpool city museum.

    Note: incorrect title on digibeta transfer - "Replica of Japanese Water Clock" - it is a Chinese Water Clock.

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    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    02/01/1969
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    4539
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    471.07
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration
    00:01:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:55:12:00 / 01:56:35:00
    Canister:
    CP 732
    Sort Number:
    CP 732
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    Categories
    Sport & Leisure Lifestyle & Culture
    WorkSpaces
    MAKE 1.1 The Great War today Watch Making Watch Making
  • Stills

    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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