It’s the most ingenious clock and weather station I have ever seen or heard in my
entire life. Visitors to my house are always fascinated and enthralled by its
Barometric Prognosticator 3 - Liz (Bishops Castle)
As a mechanic, I was delighted to hear the Nempnett Thrubwell Kitchen Timer
would be available in kit form. Ordering this took less than a second to decide
(I’ve spent longer choosing a tee shirt). John’s step by step video instructions are
clear and entertaining to follow. I undertook the build with a friend’s twelve year
old who really enjoyed the process. Building the circuit board makes you feel very
clever indeed. When it’s complete and up on the wall, every opportunity to time
household events now heralds the immortal words: ‘Quick, put the Nempnett
Thrubwell on for 25 mins!” (or however long).
Nempnett Thrubwell kitchen timer kit - Liz (Bishops Castle)
Hi John, I am so happy and grateful for you designing the table place names and
the wedding invitations! Your ideas are awesome! Yes they arrived all perfectly
and I am making them up, absolutely perfect. I cannot thank you enough, I am so
excited for my friends to receive them.
Wedding Stationery - Joe (Kent)
I write to tell you how thrilled I am with my Barometric Prognosticator. Apart
from being a thoroughly good predictor of the weather, it - or rather "he" - is also
very good company for me: talking to me about the weather, every hour. Should I
leave the room for more than an hour, he will have a nap, and then greet me with
chirpy comments when I come back into the room, just like my husband would
have done, before he died.
Because of the flute noises he makes, I have decided to call him Papageno, from
the character in Mozart's opera The Magic Flute. Just occasionally (one could
say "once in a blue moon"), if the weather conditions are right, my Prognosticator
will "flute" a perfect octave (up or down, depending on what the
pressure/humidity/ temperature has been). This always makes it a very special
day for me.
Your machines are addictive! I never intended to buy more than the one - the
Barometric Prognosticator - solely because of my interest in the weather - but I
find myself fascinated by how your machines work, so it wasn't long before I
decided to give house room to your Gregorian Scribulator. Every morning I stand
in awe in front of the Scribulator, and watch the day, the date and the month duly
inscribed. I cannot begin to fathom how you can possibly programme the writing,
and the "intelligence" needed to do this.
To keep with the Magic Flute theme, I have decided to call my Scribulator
Sarastro - another character in the opera. Again, it is nice that Sarastro "shuts
down" if I am out of the room for more than an hour. He then lights up when I
return ... another friendly greeting for me, in my otherwise empty house.
Both my machines are enviously admired by visitors, and they invariably end up
using their phones to film my machines in action.
I am now measuring up the wall space in my kitchen, wondering if there is any
possibility of me fitting in a Nempnett Thrubwell, and how nice it would be to
have a Door Clarion too. Please don't invent any more machines - it's such a
dilemma trying to find space for them in my tiny house!
Joe and I are totally over the moon and obsessed with our amazing Chronograph
Clock. It has had lots of compliments from friends and family. A work of art in our
home. You are truly talented inventor!
Chronograph - Louise (Deal)