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Discovering Charles Frodsham (Short film)

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The film looks at some British horology history , with a meeting / interview with Richard Stenning ( watchmaker , historian and co-owner of Charles Frodsham ) The film also introduces their first wristwatch featuring an incredible intricate regulating organ . Well worth a look IMO (film is 12 mins)

https://www.watchestv.com/videos/2019/8/23/discovering-charles-frodsham-amp-an-amazing-regulating-organ

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Enjoyed that Bernie, thanks for posting. :thumbsup:

 

Nice to see their acknowledgement of three English horological greats, John Harrison, George Daniels & Derek Pratt.

If I may add a bit more to the above clip...which some may find of interest ?

 

As mentioned, Derek Pratt's double wheel remontoir tourbillion was the inspiration & his personal contribution in developing Frodsham's double impulse chronometer.

Here is Derek's Double-Wheel Remontoir Tourbillion...

Derek Pratt Double-Wheel Remontoir Tourbillon

 

Unlike Charles Frodsham, & probably anyone else (?), he could make every component of his timepieces, including the crystal!! :notworthy:

Including these oval, flying tourbillon watches...

Derek Pratt Urban Jürgensen & Sønner Oval Pocket Watch

 

Derek Pratt Urban Jürgensen & Sønner Oval Pocket Watch 2

 

Regarding John Harrison's achievements, they omitted to mention his Graasshopper Escapement invention, which required no lubrication.

A mesmerizing (too me) mechanism which seldom gets a mention today.  I did attend an event where I was able to get up close to 2 superb reconstructions of his mechanisms...

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The roller bearings Harrison used in his mechanism were made of cast iron, I believe no one knows how he achieved this ?...

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Hope you don't mind me adding to your enlightening thread, Bernie ?

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I don't mind at all , Alan . There is some interesting additional information in your post , very interesting indeed . I had no idea Harrison's roller bearings in his mechanism were made of cast iron , you learn something everyday . Thank you Alan , a great post with some great pictures. 

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