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Papers on chronometer improvements, 1870 - 1878

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/594

Scope and Contents

Papers concerning refinements and improvements to chronometers. The volume includes balance stopping apparatus; patent specification for W.J. Thictherner's watches; R.H. Rideout's method for compensating clocks; cheap observatory clocks by J.F. Stanistreet; experiments with sidereal clocks and their barometric inequalities; W.G. Schoof's paper on improvements in the lever escapements for chronometers; apparatus for altering the scale of compensation of chronometers; improved gimballing machines; A.J. Higham's gravity escapement; C.A. Young's detached gravity escapement; Barraud and Lunds' method for synchronising clocks; and the offer of sale of J.S. Eiffe's chronometers. The correspondents include W.H.M. Christie, D. Gill, A. d'Abbadie, C. Prichard, F.J.O. Evans, R. Hall and W. Huggins.


  • Creation: 1870 - 1878


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1 volume(s) (1 volume)

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference


Finding aid date

2006-01-06 11:51:28+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

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