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Manx inventor unveils 1 million pound 'time eater' clock

John Taylor's "time eater" clock goes on display in London

A £1 million clock designed by a Manx inventor is going on show at the Masterpiece exhibition in London.

Dr John Taylor has spent two years creating the Chronophage or 'time eater' which features a giant mythical beast and has no hands or numbers.

Taylor, 73 says the clock is a 'piece of public art designed to entertain and make clocks interesting again.'

The Port Soderick inventor made his fortune developing the kettle thermostat.

The timepiece which will be unveiled in London on midsummer's day is made of a mixture of gold and stainless steel.

At more than three metres high it took over 100 designers, engineers and sculptors to complete.

The clock will be shown at the Masterpiece London Exhibition at the former Chelsea Barracks on Chelsea Bridge Road from 24 to 28 June 2010.

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