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Remembering the first battery-operated clock

  title={Remembering the first battery-operated clock},
  author={Beverley F. Ronalds},
This year marks the bicentenary of the publication of the first battery-operated clock. It was rediscovered in the 1970s by Charles Aked, Council member of the Antiquarian Horology Society and first Chairman of the Electrical Horology Group, and further information has since come to hand. The clock was created by a prolific inventor named (later Sir) Francis Ronalds FRS (1788–1873); he lived on the Upper Mall in Hammersmith, London, at the time and a plaque on the house records the pioneering… 

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