Born in Griswold, Prentice settled in Norwich in As described in Representative Men of Connecticut, His first business experience was as clerk for W. Buckingham, subsequently the war governor of the state. Prentice entered the employ of Mr. John Breed, a hardware merchant, in the store which proved to be his business home for the larger part of his life.

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Don’t worry — your e-mail address is totally secure. I promise to use it only to send you Clock Collecting Tips. There are so many styles and types of clocks, made by so many clock makers and from so many countries, that I was totally lost. Over many years, I have learned a lot. I have concentrated on the American clock companies for my collection, so there is much for me to learn about clocks from outside the US.

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This may be a WW1 bayonet that has been reissued, possibly in the Weimar period. Blade is excellent, undamged with much crossgrain showing and has a full logo Alcoso maker mark with the scales, a very nice eraly dagger. Sold A fine french Chassepot bayonet, model , good hilt and tidy blade with good etched wording along the spine, good steel scabbard and complete with leather replica frog, good bayonet from the Franco-Prussian War.

They actualy started in the cutlery business in and are still going strong today. Nice items that would fit in with any dagger collection. The leather scabbard is also good and its steel chapes have remains of green painted finish, usual on bayonets issued for combat service. Has a pierced, steel hilt guard with wire bound grip and a bright finish steel scabbard. Bayonet has bright finish to the metalwork, good wood grips and decent leather scabbard. The scabbard is the No1 Mk1 with fine, brown leather with internal chape to the end and blued steel throat.

Altogether a fine example of the type. Sold A good condition luftwaffe 1st patt officers dagger with hanger chain to the scabbard. Has excellent condition blade with maker name of Robert Klaas and his logo of the “kissing cranes”. The leather bound scabbard has plated metal fittings, an alloy link hanger chain and plated steel, spring hook, leatherwork is good with just minor damage to the rear surface.

Altogether a fine dagger by a top maker.

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When did it all start? The Smiths group plc claim an ancestry dating back to when a Samuel Smith had a shop in Newington Causeway, London. See the ” origins ” file for detail of the company development. Earliest Date for a “Smiths Clock”.

Regardless of thoughts about points in time,

Midnight is the zero point in time when we start to build up 24 one-hour periods of time to make up a new day. So midnight is the point 0am. After a period of one hour we reach the point in time called 1am, and after 12 periods of one hour we reach the point called noon. At noon the 13th one-hour period starts, ending at point 1pm. This process continues up to the point 11pm when the 24th period of one hour starts. This period ends in the middle of the night, 12 hours after noon at the point midnight or 12pm.

Geoff Berriman, Sandal, Wakefield. Working on the hour clock meant that there was no difficulty with midday – hours – but the Air Force could not countenance hours for midnight. We were instructed that the Air Force day began at hours and ended at hours. The two minutes between were ours to use as we liked. AS IS clear from consideration of the literal meanings of am and pm, noon is 12m, while 12am and 12pm have equal claims on midnight.

We tend to avoid 12m nowadays from fear that someone may think m stands for midnight, but in avoiding this confusion we have been thrown into worse confusion by trying to determine which of 12am and 12pm to assign to noon and midnight.

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Fine wire also made by the Egyptians by beating gold sheet and cutting it into strips.

History of Technology Heroes and Villains – A little light reading Here you will find a brief history of technology. Initially inspired by the development of batteries, it covers technology in general and includes some interesting little known, or long forgotten, facts as well as a few myths about the development of technology, the science behind it, the context in which it occurred and the deeds of the many personalities, eccentrics and charlatans involved.

You may find the Search Engine , the Technology Timeline or the Hall of Fame quicker if you are looking for something or somebody in particular. Scroll down and see what treasures you can discover. Background We think of a battery today as a source of portable power, but it is no exaggeration to say that the battery is one of the most important inventions in the history of mankind.

Volta’s pile was at first a technical curiosity but this new electrochemical phenomenon very quickly opened the door to new branches of both physics and chemistry and a myriad of discoveries, inventions and applications. The electronics, computers and communications industries, power engineering and much of the chemical industry of today were founded on discoveries made possible by the battery.

Pioneers It is often overlooked that throughout the nineteenth century, most of the electrical experimenters, inventors and engineers who made these advances possible had to make their own batteries before they could start their investigations. They did not have the benefit of cheap, off the shelf, mass produced batteries.

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History of Hartford, Connecticut and Timeline of Hartford, Connecticut map of Hartford Various tribes lived in or around present-day Hartford, all part of the loose Algonquin confederation. Dutch fur traders from New Amsterdam returned in with a mission to establish a trading post and fortify the area for the Dutch West India Company. This fort was called Fort Hoop or the “House of Hope.

It was home to perhaps a couple families and a few dozen soldiers. The fort was abandoned by , but the area is known today as Dutch Point; the name of the Dutch fort “House of Hope” is reflected in the name of Huyshope Avenue.

Designs were cut into a sheet of papyrus and pigments were applied through the apertures with a brush.

The bike was a cc Royal Enfield Constellation. It was a real bike in a box job, having been stripped down to every last nut and bolt and needed a complete restoration. It took me a while to rebuild and restore because I couldn’t afford a workshop manual, and pretty much as soon as it was finished, I managed to ride it straight through a neighbour’s garage doors when the throttle stuck open during a test ride! Fortunately, the garage was empty and he was kind enough to let me make good the damage and not tell my dear old Mother.

Unfortunately, no-one had told me that these engines could occasionally run backwards if you caught them right or wrong! Then I bought myself a cc Panther Sloper that also needed some reassembly and as part of that restoration, I made a point of fitting double throttle return springs, hey, at least the garage doors were safe and then I changed the Panther for probably my favourite motorcycle of all time, the BSA Rocket Gold Star. This was all at a time when a teenager could insure a British bike of around cc for something like UKP20 a year but had to do everything by the slow process of post and cheque or check for you Americans!

Anyway, enough of my chat Enjoy the British bikes Vincent Comet A wonderful restoration of this very desirable and collectable machine.

We have 35,373 antique clock prices, images and descriptions as of January 24, 2018.

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