Monday, November 15, 2010

2,000 km to see a clock - was it worth it?

Two gentlemen grinning like Cheshire cats as they admired a clock made around 1840 in Scotland are the subjects of some photos I took today. As we signed an agreement with The Scienceworks Museum not to publish the photos I cannot post them on my blog.

We are wending our way back to Sydney after spending time admiring and photographing the clock,an important item in the family history of my husband and his cousin. Often the study of genealogy and family history can be a bit dry, finding a treasure such as the clock within cooe of home has added an extra dimension to our study of James Gowans. Mr Geniaus says it was definitely worth the drive and his cousin who we dropped off in Melbourne was full of the superlatives used by English gents such as brilliant and superb.

Our thanks go to Nick Crotty, Collections Manager in the Scienceworks Museum in Spotswood, Victoria, for organising, at relatively short notice, our inspection of the clock.

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