Wheatstone, Charles, Sir, 1802 - 1875 (Knight, developer of telegraphy)
Found in 19 Collections and/or Records:
Correspondence on the rates of, repairs to, damage to, ownership of, conversions to, and carriage of various chronometers. The volume covers the Burdett-Coutts prize essay for a compensation balance; problems with the Portsmouth sidereal clock; and proposals for a new electric turret clock at the University of London. The correspondents include F.J.O. Evans, H.C.G. Rümker, C.A.F. Peters, G.H. Richards, C. Wheatstone, C.V. Walker and W.B. Carpenter.
Correspondence concerning the clock for the New Palace at Westminster. The correspondents are mainly horologists, but there are also letters from the Department of Woods and Works. The volume includes a parliamentary paper titled 'A Return for a List of Papers relative to the Great Clock for the New Palace at Westminster', dated 24 June 1847, and pages from the 'Proceedings of the Institute of Civil Engineers' on Wheatstone's 'telegraph clock'.
Correspondence and papers concerning plans for improvements to clocks and chronometers, including extracts from R. Robert's patent, with plans for clocks and chronometers; articles from the 'Patent Journal and Inventors' Magazine'; improved pendulums; compensation balances and the use of electricity for clocks; a statement on the Royal Exchange Clock; and the requirements for chronometers on an Arctic expedition. The correspondents include C. Wheatstone and F. Beaufort.