Correspondence on time signals, 1879 - 1880
Scope and Contents
Correspondence regarding the operation of various time signals, divided into the following sections:
'Time Signals. General Manager of Telegraphs': correspondence between D. Gill and managers of the Telegraph Department on the operation or failure of the time balls, 1879-1890.
'Time Signal and Clocks at Cape Town Docks': correspondence between D. Gill and the Table Bay Dock and Breakwater Trustees, Cape Town, concerning the operation of the clocks at the dock and the time ball, 1879-1890, including correspondence with Dent and Sons, who manufactured the main clock.
'Time Signal, Simon's Town - Correspondence': reports on defects in the time signals as reported by various ships and the dockyard.
'Time Signal, Port Elizabeth': correspondence between D. Gill and the lighthouse keeper and Telegraph Department at Port Elizabeth on irregularity in the operation of the time signal.
'Time Signal, East London': correspondence regarding the erection and subsequent operation of the Port Elizabeth Time Ball.
'Time Signal, Kimberley': correspondence between D. Gill and the Surveyor-General's Office, Kimberley, concerning the establishment of a time signal there.
'Time Signal, Durban': correspondence on the establishment of a time signal.
- 1879 - 1880
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Former / Other Reference
I7, I9, I10, I11, I13, I15
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- From the Series: Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope (Organization)
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