The alt.horology Newsgroup
This Internet newsgroup concerns all aspects of horology (the science of time and timekeeping, clocks
and watches). Those posting to it range from novices to collectors to professional clockmakers.
This newsgroup was started by Ian Crocker in the United Kingdom in about November 1994. He created the
group since no other groups then covered this subject. Although a few objected to the proposed group on
the grounds that rec.antiques or sci.physics were adequate, Ian fortunately prevailed. His intent was
to simply support the discussion of clocks, watches and time measuring devices.
Ian's interest in clocks was kindled by an uncle who is a qualified horologist. Ian has an early 19th
century English longcase clock, a Synchronome with attached slaves, a Gents Pulsynetic and a number of
shelf clocks. His main interest is electric master clocks.