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[…] those kind
Reposeful Teraphim
Of his domestic happiness

So wrote Harold Monro in his poem Everything, and while he was specifically referring to crockery and cutlery there is room for including time-switches in his litany of overlooked household helpers.

We have four making our life so much more comfortable in KBSS, and I truly think we should be a touch more consciously grateful to them. They discreetly schedule:

Wish I'd taken a photo of the original time-switch for the central heating, an electro- mechanical device that ran off a brass disc the size of an LP. For once, however, my general approval of retro-tech gives way to sheer practicality.

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