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    A few horological curiosities at a local museum (including best lume on a watch EVER)

    I visited this place http://www.amberleymuseum.co.uk/ with the family today and we had a very pleasant time.
    Of particular interest to members here might be the horological items that were on display, there were a number of clocks (mostly early electric models)...

    IMG_1923.JPG by Olly Clarke, on Flickr

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    IMG_1919.JPG by Olly Clarke, on Flickr

    IMG_1918.JPG by Olly Clarke, on Flickr

    IMG_1917.JPG by Olly Clarke, on Flickr

    A Swatch pager...
    IMG_1927.JPG by Olly Clarke, on Flickr

    And most wonderfully of all, a bedside pocket watch stand with magnifier and light, tritium tubes eat your heart out...
    IMG_1916.JPG by Olly Clarke, on Flickr

    IMG_1914.JPG by Olly Clarke, on Flickr

    IMG_1912.JPG by Olly Clarke, on Flickr

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    That blue Metamec is very nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tribe125 View Post
    That blue Metamec is very nice.
    My friend has one of those and is very pleased with it

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    Really unique
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    Love the pocketwatch stand and light!

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    Damn - I spent all my time on the hand-set printing presses when I was there last time. Revisit required methinks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by geoffbot View Post
    Damn - I spent all my time on the hand-set printing presses when I was there last time. Revisit required methinks.
    For me the electrical and telecoms exhibits were the highlight. Lovely place all round though.

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    I forgot I'd taken a pic of this one, which was really delightful

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    Quote Originally Posted by whatmeworry View Post
    I forgot I'd taken a pic of this one, which was really delightful
    Hey..., that's in my kitchen!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vincent Vega View Post
    Hey..., that's in my kitchen!!
    Yeah, you guys were all asleep so I didn't you'd mind if I snuck in and took a pic

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