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Corpus Clock reflections

King's reflected in the golden 'Chronophage'. Cambridge, UK


The new clock at Corpus Christi, Cambridge was designed by Dr John Taylor, an horologist and former student at Corpus. The face is plated with 24 carat gold and it is said to have cost a million pounds to make. It is partly a tribute to John Harrison, an 18th century English clockmaker who solved the problem of longitude. He also invented the 'grasshopper escapement' (part of a clock mechanism), hence the freaky grasshopper thing which moves with every second and 'eats' the time as it passes. 'Chronophage' means 'time-eater'. The clock was unveiled by Professor Stephen Hawking on 19th September 2008.


Here's a video explaining how it works.


Here's Stephen Hawking about to unveil it

And here it is just after being revealed

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Taken on September 19, 2008