By Chris McKay
Big Ben covers the background of 'Big Ben', the good clock and bells at Westminster, from the origins of Westminster because the seat of presidency correct as much as the celebrations of the good Clock's one hundred and fiftieth anniversary in 2009.
The publication starts by way of taking the reader via a customary stopover at to the Clock Tower, after which starts off the heritage of the palace of Westminster, protecting the fireplace of 1834, the construction of the recent homes of Parliament and improvement of the clock and the bells, going into aspect on their layout and set up. The publication covers the well-known cracking of the present bell huge Ben in 1859, with sketches of all of the characters concerned, the 2 international wars, and the catastrophe of 1976. The booklet ends with an in depth technical description of the clock mechanism.
The booklet is richly illustrated, and should attraction not just to clockmakers and horologists, yet to bell fanatics, and people with an curiosity in our wealthy Victorian heritage.
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