Includes bibliographical references and index. In the beginning -- A great clock for Westminster -- Obstacles overcome -- The first tick, then trouble -- The name of the bell and the music of the chimes -- Pennies on the pendulum -- On the air -- Big Ben during wartime -- Great Tom takes over -- Big Ben clocks up a century -- Mishaps, curiosities, and breakdowns -- A glorious moment -- A look to the future.
- LCC: TS543.5
- Dewey Decimal: 681.1130942132
- Language: eng
- Physical Description: xix, 249 p. : ill., ports. ; 23 cm.
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