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Big Ben : the Bell, the Clock and the Tower.

Author: Peter MacDonald
Publisher: Stroud : The History Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Big Ben is perhaps the most famous clock in the world. Peter Macdonald tells its story, from its conception in the 1830s to its establishment as the national timepiece and the symbol of Britain up to the present day.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
MacDonald, Peter.
Big Ben : The Bell, the Clock and the Tower.
Stroud : The History Press, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter MacDonald
ISBN: 9780752495491 0752495496
OCLC Number: 843193634
Description: 1 online resource (226 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Foreword; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1 In the Beginning; 2 A Great Clock for Westminster; 3 Obstacles Overcome; 4 The First Tick --
then Trouble; 5 The Name of the Bell and the Music of the Chimes; 6 Pennies on the Pendulum; 7 On the Air; 8 Big Ben during Wartime; 9 Great Tom Takes Over; 10 Big Ben Clocks up a Century; 11 Mishaps Curiosities and Breakdowns; 12 A Glorious Moment; 13 A Look to the Future; Appendix I A Visit to the Clock Tower; Appendix II The Whitechapel Bell Foundry; Appendix III The Astronomer Royal's Specification. Appendix IV Dimensions of the Great Clock and BellsAppendix V Britain's Heaviest Bells; Chronology; Notes and References; Bibliography.

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