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Time RestoredThe Harrison timekeepers and R.T. Gould, the man who knew (almost) everything$
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Jonathan Betts

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780198568025

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198568025.001.0001

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Introduction: Rupert T. Gould

Introduction: Rupert T. Gould

(p.1) Introduction: Rupert T. Gould
Time Restored

Jonathan Betts

Oxford University Press

This introductory chapter presents a background on Rupert T. Gould. Gould possessed an exceptional mind; he was a veritable polymath, and his extraordinary knowledge and his dissemination of it in his books and radio broadcasts made him a household name in his day. Of all the subjects he became expert in, it was Horology — the study of clock making and timekeeping — where he made his greatest contribution: he had an all consuming obsession with the subject and was one of the 20th century's finest antiquarian horologists.

Keywords:   clocks, horologists, polymath

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