Monday, 1 June 2009

Wednesday May 30, 1894

Wires in finder of T.C. found broken by Messrs Simms’ Workmen. New ones inserted.

Frank Dyson, Chief Assistant
RH says..... These 'wires' were, of course, made of spider's web, which was strong but easy to dislodge. Spider thread was used until the 1960s and at least one former employee of the Royal Greenwich Observatory in Herstmonceux remembers going out to the Sussex countryside to collect webs from the nearby hedgerows.

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