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Post by koimaster » March 20th 2019, 11:48am

History of the BHI




The first steps

In the mid-19th century Britain seemed truly to have been blessed among the nations. To the explosion of creative energy and entrepreneurship released by the industrial revolution was added the great wealth of an expanding empire. But while the empire grew, the industrial dominance of Britain was faltering, a fact revealed at the Great Exhibition in Hyde Park during the summer of 1851.

Perhaps curiously, horological manufacturing in Britain, particularly watchmaking, was largely untouched by the industrial revolution. The only major attempt here to introduce ground-breaking transfer of watch manufacturing out of the craftsman’s workshop and into a centralised factory took place in Soho and was carried out by a Swiss national, Pierre Frederic Ingold
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1946-2006

“Your heart was warm and happy

With the lilt of Irish laughter

Every day and in every way

Now forever and ever after."
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