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-====== ​The lady who sold time ======+====== ​Ruth Belville, the lady who sold time ======
  
 If you wanted to know the time in 1930s London, you could listen for the pips on the radio, subscribe to a telegraphic time service - or arrange a weekly visit from an octogenarian spinster called Ruth Belville. For almost 50 years, Miss Belville had carried Greenwich Mean Time from its home at the Royal Observatory to a few dozen clients around the city, using a watch even older than she was. Members of the Belville family had been running this service with the same silver-cased chronometer for more than a century, and despite the arrival of new technologies,​ their business flourished. But as newly discovered documents show, at the start of the 20th century one of the most powerful people in the time industry did his best to put Ruth out of business...[{{ :​not_nz_wikis:​maria_belville.jpg|Marie Belville}}] If you wanted to know the time in 1930s London, you could listen for the pips on the radio, subscribe to a telegraphic time service - or arrange a weekly visit from an octogenarian spinster called Ruth Belville. For almost 50 years, Miss Belville had carried Greenwich Mean Time from its home at the Royal Observatory to a few dozen clients around the city, using a watch even older than she was. Members of the Belville family had been running this service with the same silver-cased chronometer for more than a century, and despite the arrival of new technologies,​ their business flourished. But as newly discovered documents show, at the start of the 20th century one of the most powerful people in the time industry did his best to put Ruth out of business...[{{ :​not_nz_wikis:​maria_belville.jpg|Marie Belville}}]
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