Marking time at Mealy’s Spring Sale

Among the lots are an outstanding collection of clocks

20th March, 2016
Arrest of Robert Emmett

For 3,000 years, we relied on sundials and candles to tell the time. Then, in 300BC, deciding that these were so last millennium, Archimedes invented the world’s first ticking clock, and horology as we know it today really got going.

Mealy’s Spring Sale features an outstanding collection of clocks, amassed over a lifetime by Michael Guerin (1937-2015). Guerin’s original 1970s focus was eight-day wall clocks, common in Irish kitchens for generations, but no longer...

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