The installation includes eight longcase clocks, eighteen cuckoo clocks, twelve mantle clocks, a banjo clock
, recordings of crows, and an alarm clock set into volumes of the British Museum's General Catalogue of Printed Books.
Grafton-born clockmaker Simon Willard invented the "improved timepiece,'' also referred to today as the banjo clock
. Most of these ingenious timepieces include ornate reverse glass painted scenes and ornamentation.