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CLOCKS DISPLAY

Long-case clock face, David Rowland, Aberystwyth, about 1780

Exhibition number: Displays 26

Ceredigion Museum has a particularly fine collection of clocks.

Clocks display

John Evans of Aberystwyth made the first Town Clock in Aberystwyth and checked its accuracy by making astronomical observations.

John Evans’ (I) sundial

As the railways developed, their guards began to carry watches set to Greenwich Time; this "Railway Time" became accepted as standard and sundials became obsolete. Local time in Aberystwyth is 16 minutes behind Greenwich mean time.

INDEX TO CLOCKS

John Evans' school clock

JOHN EVANS (1796-1861), MATHEMATICIAN AND TEACHER, ABERYSTWYTH

Town Clock, Aberystwyth, 1858

Next in the Virtual tour of the Museum: CERAMICS DISPLAY