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Arnold, John, c1736 - 1799 (watch and chronometer maker)

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Observations taken on Drakes Isle on Plymouth Sound, 1772-06-29 - 1772-07-09

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/57: 1v-2v
Scope and Contents

The observations begin with a note on the going of the astronomical clock and on Mr Arnold’s watch. Included are observations of equal altitudes observed with an astronomical quadrant by Bird; observations for finding the latitude; comparisons of Mr Arnold’s Watch No. 2 with the astronomical clock; transits of the moon and stars over the meridian; and observations on the west variation of the meridian.

Dates: 1772-06-29 - 1772-07-09
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