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Trials of Harrison's chronometers, 1766 - 1771

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/311
Trials of Harrison's chronometers
Trials of Harrison's chronometers

Scope and Contents

Observations and comparisons during the trials of John Harrison's chronometers (H1, H2, H3 and H4) and Kendall I, with mean solar time, 1766-1767, and the rating of the Royal Observatory transit clock, 1771. The volume is comprised largely of tables of measurements, with some descriptions of how the results were achieved.

Dates

  • 1766 - 1771

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

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Extent

1 volume(s) (1 volume (94 ff.))

Language of Materials

English

Former / Other Reference

A2/2

Originator(s)

Maskelyne, Nevil

Finding aid date

2005-11-07 15:25:00+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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