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The Spinning Vicar of Screw

One of the problems with the first propellers was the drag experienced when under sail. This was because ship owners and operators weren’t exactly 100% confident in the new steam boilers and screw propellers. They saw the propeller as a … Continue reading

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Preventing disaster

Kevin update Today Nick at Work was talking about something and he happened to mention Kevin. I thought it was the perfect opportunity to broach the subject of his disappearance. ME: So, has Kevin gone then? NICK: [Eyes downcast, voice … Continue reading

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Clocks and logs

Edward John Massey (1768-1852) was a horologist, originally from Newcastle. In fact, he was a very good horologist. His gift to the world of time was the invention of a new escapement. He set up shop in Clerkenwell in London … Continue reading

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Answering the public

Where’s Kevin? He went on holiday and never came back. Nick at Work is mystified. It is all very odd. Perhaps I will find out at some future date. Stay tuned for further developments. Today was mostly about a query … Continue reading

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Coming and going

Back at work today, just in time to say goodbye to Chloe. It’s funny when you only go to work once a week (not considering the fact that I missed so many days this year because of the extension). People … Continue reading

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Time and motion

Work was very quiet this week. Nick at Work was off, gallivanting around the country somewhere and Emma not our Puppy was at the store at Blyth House. This meant there wasn’t the usual chit chat and Monty Python quotes. … Continue reading

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Why I love shipping

Back to work today, following the Volunteer Awards on Monday. The weather was awful when I left home but it improved to the point that the sun was actually out in South Kensington by the time I arrived. Rather than … Continue reading

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Brochure

Today, at work, I was researching two particular objects which were part of a set. One was a model of a regulator. It was invented to more efficiently regulate the amount of power released by a steam engine, in this … Continue reading

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Lighthouses

I thought the last time I was at the Science Museum was two weeks ago. It turns out, it was a month. I couldn’t get into my account because the system had frozen me out so, for the first half … Continue reading

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Rubbish Collection

Artist, Joshua Sofaer, collected a month’s worth of rubbish from the Science Museum. He then spent around a month (with the help of volunteers) sorting the rubbish into stuff that could be recycled and stuff that couldn’t. The recycling stuff … Continue reading

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