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Papers on clock and chronometer improvements, 1849 - 1850

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/589

Scope and Contents

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.


  • Creation: 1849 - 1850


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1 archive box(es) (1 box)

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference


Finding aid date

2006-01-06 11:51:17+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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