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We must win the hearts of the public, there's nothing to fear

 
 

Development of  the Clockwork Project will now move at a slower pace, according to Chan Ranbir, Head of Development, at the Department for the Advancement of Sciences.

This was his first appearance since the government department closed its London offices after a dispute with trade unions over job security.

When asked what the future holds for his dream of a 'Clockwork World', he said "We must win the hearts of the public, there's nothing to fear. Our Clockworks will change the world. One day, everyone will have a mechanical domestic servant - but not just yet."

He said the Clockwork Project is alive and well, but more effort will be made to highlight the benefits of the technology. He declined to say where he had relocated his development laboratory and laughed at the suggestion that he was now working with someone called "Chamberlain BCV6".

When asked about the Clockwork prototype found in Liverpool, and allegations of occult practices at the government department, he said the device was schoolboy science, and that "not long ago people called science alchemy, someone is trying to drag us back to the dark ages."

 

 
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Letter to the Editor:
Shame on the Gazette!

 

With the close of the war and the rise of the many blessings of industry that multiply under Her Majesty's care, the world lays out a multitude of guises for the working wife, or even the unmarriageable lady, under which to better herself and others.

She may be employed in one of our countless factories, making everything from horseless carriages to airships to sky palaces, for which many able bodied folk are needed, and in which endeavour those of character are most favored.

She may seek a higher purpose with the Angels - not God's cherubim, not yet, sweet things, but with Her Majesty's Angel Corps.  I joined up to make a difference in the war, and while the conflict is won, the mission of the A-C continues to be vital to the safety of Britain.  Where else can a girl dedicate herself to learning the aeronautic arts, to piloting Her Majesty's finest battle dirigibles?  A position of such honor should be the aspiration of every girl.

Yes, our modern age affords the young woman a brighter future than she has ever seen before.  But there is one profession to which I cannot lend my recommendation, and seeing it advertised here in the Gazette does shame to the publication.  That's the job of the so-called Gimmick Girl.  

The indignities and dangers of such work should never be saddled upon a woman of 25, much less a girl of 16 or less.

For those not yet familiar, a door to door personal ro-bot saleswoman is asked to walk the streets unsupervised, to visit the homes of unknown and possibly unsavory clients.  With the menace of miasma shrouding London, this enough should be reason to ban the company's advertisements in this paper, but -  if it can be believed - thre is still further cause for alarm.

These young women are asked to handle, daily and without safety gear, a variety of so-called mechanical companions.  Have we not heard of the injuries these supposed household helpers can inflict?  Do we not all know that there are, among us, both scientists and renegade boffins who would tamper with these clockwork monstrosities illegally; and if those madmen have no regard for the law, how much care might they have for a young woman's honor?

Yet there is even more cause to trouble yourself, readers.  Just last month, there was a report of a grisly murder at the hands of a small fleet of mechanical companions.  The vicious little things - elven though they may be - seem to have banded together on their own, without human intervention.  Are our young ladies carrying the seeds of a mechanical insurrection with them through the streets of London?  And when will one of them become the next victim?

God save the Queen,

Captain Hildebrandt Beam of Her Majesty's Angel Corps

 

 

 

Pollution Alert! Stay At Home or Wear A Mask

 
 

A thick layer of fog that has covered most of South East of England for the past three weeks has now spread to the rest of the country.

This morning, Edinburgh recorded its highest level of air pollutants, with pneumonia cases in Wales trebling. So far, 160 people have died and at least 500 have been admitted to hospital in the last 24 hours.

The Ministry of Health expects the number to rise as the thick fog continues to affect public health, and has issued the following warning:

  • Only use coke or other smokeless fuel
  • Do not bank up coal fires at night
  • Don't burn rubbish or light bonfires
  • Keep windows closed and draughts out

Sufferers of chest and heart complaints are being advised to "stay indoors and rest as much as

possible", while across the country airships have been grounded in an attempt to prevent accidents.

Rebreather Masks Recommended

The level of smoke pumped into the London atmosphere over the weekend, was four times higher than an average autumn day - with the level of sulphur dioxide ten times higher, according to figures produced by the Department for the Advancement of Sciences.

Plumes of smoke can be seen belching out of industrial chimneys daily. British Industry's dependence on coal produces up to 80% of the pollution, while domestic fires produce around 8 tons of smoke per cubic mile.

Huge swathes of British life have been brought to a standstill by the thick pea-souper fog, which has disrupted trains, buses and major roads.

The government advises people to wear a gas mask or a certified rebreather. 

 

 

Scientists Investigated Occultist Pseudosciences and Time Travel: Photo Evidence

 
 

 

What is the real remit of the Department for the Advancement of Sciences?

New revelations leaked in documents sent to the London Gazette by a reader called "Caelen" suggest scientists have pursued occultist pseudosciences, including time travel, and carried out their experiments on human subjects.

Church of England leaders have now called on the government to 'come clean' on the clandestine activities of the discredited department.

Although unconfirmed, a series of blurry photographs show mathematical calculations and formulae that seem to explore various possibilities including travelling to parallel dimensions.


Time Travel Calculations?

While work at the department continues as normal, the whereabouts of  scientists involved, and equipment used to create the Clockwork Project remains unknown, after several research laboratories were closed last month following a dispute with trade unions.

 

Caelen claims to have taken apart the Clockwork prototype he allegedly found abandoned in Liverpool, and says that finding the identity or location of an Advancement of Sciences employee called "BCV6" will unlock the mystery surrounding the activities of the beleaguered government department.


Advanced Clockwork Design?

He says the device shows that scientists have been trying to create a real humanoid, and that experiments carried out show real people were involved in the research.

No one at the department was available for comment, but this revelation will surely put pressure on the government to make public all Clockwork Project research documents.

If you can corroborate any of the allegations made by Caelen, or have  information about Advancement of Sciences activities, kindly contact us through our electronic telegraph at: informer@clockworkwatch.com.

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