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Mayor welcomes Dr John Taylor to the Town Hall

The world-renowned inventor, philanthropist and Isle of Man resident  Dr John C Taylor OBE, was joined by staff from the restaurant and bar 1866 in Regent Street, which had displayed Dr Taylor's spectacular Midsummer Chronophage earlier this year. 




The gold-plated clock, measuring 1.5 metres in diameter, was conceived, designed and mostly manufactured in the Isle of Man, the second in a suite of four unique timepieces that tell the time through a series of concentric circles of light. The outer circle shows the seconds, the middle circle the minutes and the inner circle the hours.


 Following residencies in Edinburgh and Cambridge, the Midsummer Chronophage has returned to the island.


Other Chronophage timepieces include the Corpus Chronophage, which is displayed on the exterior of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, from where Dr Taylor graduated in Natural Sciences in 1959 , the Dragon Chronophage and one secret Chronophage commissioned by an American art collector in 2011.