Cambridge college handless clock has sting in its tail


A £1m clock without hands or numbers installed at a Cambridge college was built to celebrate the work of chronometer inventor John Harrison.

The timepiece was designed by former student Dr John Taylor, inventor of the cordless kettle, and is permanently installed outside Corpus Christi Library.

It's called a chronophage or time-eater and Dr Taylor says it's an entertaining public work of art.

Tim Hodges reports.

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