Today I am sharing part 2 of the Inspiration behind my character Grandfather Time especially for the #WriterFriendsChallenge on Instagram.
1660-1680 was the time the longcase clock reached near perfection. It bore a newly designed anchor escapement believed to have been designed by Gulielmus (William) Clement of London in the year 1671, thus giving the clock more accuracy.
Some believe he is also the creator of the longcase that housed the longer pendulum. The real William Clement is also credited with building ‘The Turret Clock’ for Kings College Cambridge in 1671 for which he was handsomely paid £42. The clock is now housed in the Science Museum, London.
Here is an image of the top part of one of the Clement Clocks
This is where the magic was woven from. The story of the Clement family stems fictionally from Gulielmus (William) Clement.
Quote from the book ‘The Magic of Grandfather Time.’
A big brass face, once bright and gleaming, barely shimmers as his long, black hands rotate slow…
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It’s great to know the inspiration behind your lovely book, Su.