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Correspondence on chronometers, 1865 - 1868

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/601

Scope and Contents

Correspondence on the workings of, packing of, repairs to, ratings of, and transactions involving chronometers. The volume covers chronometer trials, 1840-1865; trials for chronometer ratings for the Indian Stores Department, the Italian government and mail watches; the influence of air pressure on clock rates; J.B. Harbard's description of clock rates; a time piece for measuring a ship's speed; a clock for Ipswich Town Hall; and a programme of horological instruments by M.F. Dent for the Paris exhibition. The correspondents include F.J.O. Evans, G.H. Richards, T. Maclear, A.P. Ryder and J.C. Miller.


  • Creation: 1865 - 1868


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1 volume(s) (1 volume)

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference


Finding aid date

2006-01-06 11:51:42+00:00

Includes index.



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