The People and History of The Marine and Pocket Chronometer

The People and History of The Marine and Pocket Chronometer

Anon. The People and History of The Marine and Pocket Chronometer Contents
Pocket Chronometer. Marine Chronometers. THE history of that important.

Author: Anon.

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781473380479

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 32

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This antiquarian book contains a detailed account of the history of marine and pocket chronometer, with information on notable designers and manufactures, popularity, evolution, and much more. This fascinating and easy-to-digest treatise will appeal to those with a keen interest in the history and development of clocks and watches, and it would make for a worthy addition to collections of related literature. The chapters of this volume include: A history of clocks and watches, History of the chronometer, Pocket chronometer, Marine chronometers. Many antiquarian books such as this are increasingly rare and expensive, and it is with this in mind that we are republishing this vintage text now in an affordable, modern edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction on the history of clocks and watches.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Marine Chronometers at Greenwich

Marine Chronometers at Greenwich

His success- ful pocket chronometer No. 1/36 had just caused a sensation at the
observatory, and he was trying to meet a rapidly growing demand for marine and
pocket versions. Naturally, Arnold regarded the means of construction of the ...

Author: Jonathan Betts

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199641383

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 848

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The Marine Chronometers at Greenwich is the fifth, and largest, of the distinguished series of catalogues of instruments in the collections of the National Maritime Museum. Housed at the Royal Observatory Greenwich -- the 'home of time' and the Prime Meridian of the world -- this extraordinary collection, which includes the celebrated marine timekeepers by John Harrison (1693-1776), is generally considered to be the finest of its kind in existence. The book is however much more than just a catalogue, and includes an accessible and engaging history of the chronometer, revealing why these instruments were important in our scientific and cultural history, and explaining, in simple terms, how they worked and were used. A comprehensive Glossary and Bibliography are included to ensure any technicalities are explained and that the reader has suggestions for useful 'further reading'. Over 480 photographs and illustrations, including many fine macro-photographs and line drawings, illustrate the 'jewel-like' beauty of the chronometer's construction and explain the function and subtleties of its mechanism. A chapter on 'How the Chronometer was Made', describes the fine sub-division of labour used to create these special machines, from bare metal, right up to delivery on board ship, and brief biographies of the makers tell the human story behind this important nineteenth-century industry. Another chapter, 'The Evolution of the Chronometer', aimed at collectors, historians and curators, provides clearly structured information on assessing and dating the chronometer, something many find difficult. And, for the dedicated specialist, there is extensive tabulated data on the technical structure of this important collection, a unique resource for future research.
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Reports and Awards

Reports and Awards

CHRONOMETERS AND WATCHES . Report .-- Commended for excellence of
workmanship in the manufacture of marine and pocket chronometers . Two of the
marine chronometers exhibited were tested by us for the adjustment of the ...

Author: United States Centennial Commission

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ISBN: IOWA:31858042785778

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International Exhibition 1876 Reports and awards Groups I XXXVI and collective exhibits Ed by Francis A Walker

    International Exhibition  1876  Reports and awards  Groups I XXXVI and collective exhibits  Ed  by Francis A  Walker

CHRONOMETERS AND WATCHES . k'eporí . — Commended for excellence of
workmanship in the manufacture of marine and pocket chronometers . Two of the
marine chronometers exhibited were tested by us for the adjustment of the ...

Author: United States Centennial Commission

Publisher:

ISBN: SRLF:A0008123929

Category: Centennial Exhibition

Page:

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Official Catalogue of the British Section

Official Catalogue of the British Section

House of John Arnold, Inventor of the Marine Chronometer, and Awarded by the
Honourable the Board of Longitude the ... Regulators; Portable Standard
Timekeepers; Pocket Chronometers, and Eight and Two Days Marine
Chronometers.

Author: Great Britain. Executive commission. Philadelphia exhibition, 1876

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015067183486

Category: Centennial Exhibition

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NAWCC Bulletin

NAWCC Bulletin

He spent the next hour or so disassembling Frodsham marine chronometer and
then reassembling it to functional state ... Non - chapter members are welcome to
come hear Dave's talk and see what Pocket Horology Chapter 174 is all about .

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Publisher:

ISBN: CHI:81512554

Category: Clocks and watches

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Categories: Clocks and watches

Jurors Reports

Jurors  Reports

exhibitors of turret clocks ; the three latter each used chronometers and pocket
watches of the best description , gravity ... An eight - day marine chronometer ,
with adaptation remarked that they were rather heavy and sombre ; but if of a new
 ...

Author: Weltausstellung (1862, London)

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ISBN: DMM:057002339463

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Parliamentary Papers

Parliamentary Papers

Are your chronometers marine chronometers ? Both marine and pocket . 3677.
You know there is very considerable vibration owing to the screw in iron ships : --
They are generally put on gimbals . A marine chronometer is almost always set
on ...

Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons

Publisher:

ISBN: OSU:32435063210009

Category: Great Britain

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Official catalogue of the industrial department

Official catalogue of the industrial department

Chronometers ; day of month , Chronometers . keyless , and other watches . ...
Astrono- Chronometers , clocks , and astronomical penmical clock , with constant
ball escapement ; dulums , & c ... Marine and pocket chrono- ampton - sq .

Author: International exhibition, 1862

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:590524825

Category: Art

Page: 514

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Categories: Art

The British Section at the Vienna Universal Exhibition 1873 Official Catalogue

The British Section at the Vienna Universal Exhibition 1873  Official Catalogue

Marine and Pocket REIN , C. F. , & SON , 108 , Strand , Chronometers , Clocks ,
and Watches ; London .-- Acoustic , Surgical and Veterinary Watches , for
scientific and other purposesInstruments ; Respirators ; Reservoir Ene-
Chronographs ...

Author: Great Britain. Royal Commission for the Vienna International Exhibition

Publisher:

ISBN: ONB:+Z257286000

Category: Exhibition catalogs

Page: 182

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Marine Pocket Chronometers

Marine   Pocket Chronometers

The book follows the history of the chronometer, with short biographies of the most important manufacturers and an extensive appendix.

Author: Hans Von Bertele

Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited

ISBN: 0887403034

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 310

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The development of the chronometer was an important step in the development of the navigational arts. Nearly 350 of these handsome, complicated timepieces are illustrated here with a special emphasis on their movements. The book follows the history of the chronometer, with short biographies of the most important manufacturers and an extensive appendix.
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The Observatory

The Observatory

... 1885 , for Marine Chronometers and High - Class Watches . HENRY P. ISAAC
( Chronometer Maker to the Admiralty ) , WATCH MANUFACTURER , 10
SPENCER STREET , LONDON , E.C. Marine and Pocket Chronometers
Repaired , & c .

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ISBN: UVA:X030751921

Category: Astronomy

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Categories: Astronomy

Philadelphia International Exhibition 1876

Philadelphia International Exhibition  1876

Author: Great Britain. Commissions. Philadelphia international exhibition, 1876

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:32044081989436

Category: Centennial Exhibition

Page: 344

View: 185

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Watch and Clock Making

Watch and Clock Making

In marine chronometers , with their slow trains and heavy balances , the amount
of lift found to be best is about 45 ° , while in pocket watches the maximum
allowed is 40 ° . Escapements allowing of lifts of respectively 45 ° and 36 ° for
marine ...

Author: David Glasgow

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HN6FQ5

Category: Clock and watch making

Page: 341

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Official catalogue

Official catalogue

Marine chronometer, gold and silver watches, and watch movements, &c. ...
Marine chronometer, with patent pneumatic auxiliary compensation. ... Soliclavc
lever watches, duplex timepiece, and pocket and marine chronometer, with a ...

Author: Great exhibition, 1851

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:590436406

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The Horological Journal

The Horological Journal

Expressing by 100 the total the Revue Chronometrique for January , 1867 ,
number of chronometers observed , we find by R ... A There were even 13
chronometers ( 3 marine portion of the merit of this pleasing fact may and 10
pocket ) which ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:555016800

Category: Clocks and watches

Page:

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Categories: Clocks and watches

Official Catalogue of the Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations 1851

Official Catalogue of the Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations  1851

Gold centre seconds 8 - day chronometer ; 30Four - horse portable steam -
engine , ' for agricultural and hour pocket chronometer . ... T'wo 2 - day lever
watch . marine chronometers , Earnshaw's detached escapements ; 27
GOWLAND , J. 52 ...

Author: Weltausstellung (1851, London)

Publisher:

ISBN: DMM:057002083431

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Page: 368

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