Loseby, Edward Thomas, 1817 - 1890 (clockmaker)
Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:
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.
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.
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.
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.