They have a working Mill engine and believe it or not, some Mill engines were used right up until the 1970's!
Walking around the other floors, we found a gallery dedicated to the history of watch making in London with large displays of pocket watches from private collectors as well as examples of large case clocks and tower clocks.
|19th Century Pocket Watches|
We also saw a large gallery about the history of time keeping with displays of more pocket watches as well as the tools of the trade and working enlarged version of the 3 main types of escapements used in pocket watches.
|Tools of the Trade|
But the creme de la creme had to be the working Difference Engine No. 2 complete with printer built to tolerances achievable in the 19th Century from Charles Babbage's original designs.
|Charles Babbage's Difference Engine No. 2|
There is even a section on the technology through the centuries, the picture on below is for the 19th Century and would not be complete without a Penny-farthing.