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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. Maury, F. Beaufort, E.J. Dent, R. Roberts and E.T. Loseby.


  • Creation: 1851 - 1853


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1 archive box(es) (1 box)

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference


Finding aid date

2006-01-06 11:51:19+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

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