Markets in everything, old school edition

From 1836 to 1940, the Bellville family of London operated a business of letting people know the time. Ruth Bellville, the most famous member of that family, walked around London with a high grade watch that had been set to within one tenth of a second of the Royal Observatory in Greenwich. For a fee, she’d tell you the current time…Belville continued to ply her trade up to the age of 86, including making the twelve-mile journey on foot to Greenwich.

Here is the post and I thank John Thorne and Peter Metrinko for the pointers.


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