GRIMTORP Edmund Denison (Grimthorpe Edmund Beckett Denison)( English lawyer, writer, inventor and architect.)
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Biography GRIMTORP Edmund Denison (Grimthorpe Edmund Beckett Denison)
Born May 12, 1816 in Carleton Hall (near Newark, Nottinghamshire County). He studied at Trinity College, Cambridge University. In the mature and declining years was interested primarily hour business and church architecture. In 1851, when offered a variety of plans for the device clock tower in Victoria, to Grimtorpu, as well as the Astronomer Royal Dzh.Eri and watchmaker Edward John Dent had asked to act as arbitrators. Grimtorp assisted in the creation of the final draft of hours with four dials, which began to count down the time from 1860. Grimtorp invented for 'Big Ben' gravity escapement, which became the standard mechanism for tower clock. In 1874, inherited the baronetcy, and in 1886 became the Baron Grimtorpom. In late 1870 Grimtorp undertook its restoration and reconstruction funds abbey church of Saint Albans (Hertfordshire County). Executed their project, which was completed only in 1894, provoked disapproval of the architects. Grimtorpu owned works on various areas of knowledge. Among his works - The Origin of the laws of nature (Origin of the Laws of Nature); book on the construction of (A Book on Building); Astronomy without Mathematics (Astronomy Without Mathematics); Treatise on the handheld and the tower clock and bells (A Treatise on Clocks, . Watches and Bells),
. Died Grimtorp in St. Albans April 29, 1905.