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Loseby, Edward Thomas, 1817 - 1890 (clockmaker)

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Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:

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Astronomical methods and instruments, 1878 - 1880

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/176
Scope and Contents Correspondence concerning the Greenwich transit circle; adjustments to the altazimuth instrument and photoheliograph, with corrections; O. Struve on the proposed Russian refractor; and various suggestions sent to Airy. The correspondents include J.H. Dallmeyer, A.A. Common, W. De La Rue and W.H.M. Christie. There are papers by E. Plantamour and M. Loewy, in French, on spirit levels and flexure of the telescope; J. Hampden on sun dials; and E.T. Loseby on the benefits of spun glass. There are...
Dates: 1878 - 1880
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Claims for chronometer improvements, 1845 - 1848

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/588
Scope and Contents Correspondence between the Admiralty and chronometer makers regarding the latter's claims for rewards for making improvements to chronometers. Most of the papers concern the claims made by E.T. Loseby, but there is the repeat of a claim by J.G. Ulrich, in the form of a memorial. The papers also include several pages of calculations and three newspaper cuttings relating to Loseby's claims.
Dates: 1845 - 1848
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Correspondence on clocks, 1879 - 1927

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/252
Scope and Contents (1) Correspondence regarding clocks and sympathetic clocks, 1879-1893Correspondence on clocks and sympathetic clocks not belonging to the Royal Observatory:Correspondence between H. Eaton, G.S. Criswick, T. Lewis, W.H.M. Christie, Dent and Co., H.H. Turner and J. Buckney regarding the Westminster Clock, 1879-1887. The topics discussed are poor signals from the clock; inaccurate time; errors and the stopping of the clock; renewal of signal wires; changes in the organisation for...
Dates: 1879 - 1927
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Correspondence on the New Palace clock, 1857 - 1861

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/609
Scope and Contents Correspondence concerning the clock for the New Palace at Westminster. The correspondents include A. de Morgan, J.F.W. Herschel, W. Whewell and F. Dent. The papers includes pages extracted from the 'Mechanics' Magazine'; pages and two diagrams extracted from 'The Builder'; a paper by E.T. Loseby 'on the Westminster Clock'; and a paper by W.L. Baker on 'the Great Bell of Westminster'. There are also several musical calculations of the notes made by the bell in the New Palace.
Dates: 1857 - 1861
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Correspondence regarding time signals, 1879 - 1893

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/253
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous correspondence regarding the following subjects:Telegraphs announcing errors and failures in the time signal, 1879-1880.Complaints about the time signal sent to Glasgow, the General Post Office and Portsmouth, 1880-1881.T. Lewis and W.H.M. Christie on the correction of the mean solar clock and errors in the 10 o'clock signal, 1884.Explanation by W.H. Preece to H.H. Turner that the failure of the time signal is due to poor batteries,...
Dates: 1879 - 1893
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Papers on chronometer improvements, 1853 - 1855

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/591
Scope and Contents Correspondence and papers concerning improvements in chronometers, concerned chiefly with E.T. Loseby's chronometer. The volume includes correspondence on Loseby's new time-keeper in the 'Journal of the Society of Arts'; a patent for his improvements; and printed correspondence on its claims. There is also a paper by E.B. Denison 'on some recent improvements in clock escapements'; pieces on G. Philcox and J. Ontan's escapements; and letters by F. Beaufort, F. Dent and W.H. Miller.
Dates: 1853 - 1855
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Papers on chronometer improvements, 1855 - 1859

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/592
Scope and Contents Correspondence and papers concerning refinements and improvements to chronometers, including B. Russell's new escapements, with drawings; J.V. Weber's plan for equalising tension in the main spring, with plans; trials of J.M. Bloxam's gravity clock escapements; J.E. Merritt's compensating pendulum; E.T. Loseby's improvements in clocks, with plans and a description of the Leicester Exchange Clock; S. May's new chronometer balance; J.R. Hall's patent for improved clocks and watches; a hermetic...
Dates: 1855 - 1859
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Papers on clock and chronometer improvements, 1851 - 1853

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/590
Scope and Contents Correspondence and papers concerning plans for improvements to clocks and chronometers, including improved escapements by E.B. Fennessey; an improved pendulum; E.T. Loseby's improvements in time-keepers; daily rates and tests of Loseby's clock; a report on Loseby's chronometers in the 'Journal of the Society of Arts'; R. Robert's Alpha Clock; A. Bain's short history of electric clocks; and C. Shepherd's application of electromagnetism for motors for clocks. The correspondents include M.F....
Dates: 1851 - 1853
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Papers on clock developments, 1844 - 1848

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/586
Scope and Contents Correspondence with clockmakers and other papers concerning new clocks and improvements. There are papers on the Royal Exchange and Hamburg clocks; the rating of the Royal Exchange Clock for 1848; ratings of various chronometers; elasticity of balance springs; improved and new escapements; E.J. Dent's magneto-electric dial; and improved pendulums by J.G. Ulrich and E.T. Loseby. The correspondents include H.C. Schumacher, Lord Wrottesley, F. Beaufort and R. Sheepshanks.
Dates: 1844 - 1848
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).

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