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tampion

[′tam·pē·ən]
(engineering)
A cone-shaped hand tool usually fashioned of hardwood that is forced into a lead pipe to increase its diameter.

tampion

A cone-shaped hardwood tool used by plumbers; forced into the end of a lead pipe to increase its diameter.
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The Thomas Tompion clock was on loan to Levens Hall, which is open to the public and owned by the Bagot family.
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Among the stolen antiques are a pair of 1750 white porcelain busts, depicting Mongolians, and a rare 1675 Thomas Tompion clock.
The ornate timepiece is a rare piece of work from the mechanical genius acknowledged to be England's greatest clockmaker, Thomas Tompion.
This month's talks on the subject of `Time' in art include `Mercury's Metamorphoses: Time and Veronese' by Nicholas Friend, `Time in 20th-century painting' by Michael Harrison, and `Thomas Tompion and his clocks at the Fitzwilliam Museum', given by the Honorary Keeper of Clocks and Watches, Deputy Master of the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers, Dr Colin Lattimore.
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But the notion of a 'bird's eye view' does not do justice to a perspective that zooms in like a peregrine falcon, alighting on gouty figures, statues, and sundials; and at the dizzy visitor's elbow, alongside the painting in the gallery, are the sundials by Thomas Tompion, installed in the Privy Garden in 1699, and discernible as a blob of Knyff's paint (Fig.
THOMAS Tompion looks the solution to the Sir Gerald Whent Memorial Nursery at Newbury today.
It was a similar story in division two as Thomas Tompion, also drawn in nine, splashed his way up the rail for a convincing win in the colours of Richard Green.
Among the works on show are examples from Thomas Tompion,Samuel and John Knibb, Nicholas Vallin and Edward East.
Other notable items in the collection include portable sundials, some beautiful long-case (grandfather) clocks, a bracket clock of about 1700 by Thomas Tompion (bought by Gershom Parkington in 1951 for 1,300[pounds]), and replicas of important medieval clocks.