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Time measuring instruments

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Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

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Correspondence on chronometer trials, 1885 - 1894

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/104
Scope and Contents Correspondence concerning the annual trials of chronometers and watches at the Royal Observatory:Table showing the greatest change in rate, from one week to the next, of various chronometers during the annual trials of 1856-1880, compiled 1885.Correspondence concerning the annual trial of chronometers, 1885, including a rough abstract on the chronometer trial of that year, a letter of withdrawal from the horologist W.G. Schoof, a list of chronometers entered in the trial, a list...
Dates: 1885 - 1894
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Correspondence on chronometers, 1884 - 1901

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/88
Scope and Contents Correspondence concerning the purchase and loss of chronometers:Correspondence with E. Dent and Co., J. Poole and Co., T. Hewitt and other watchmakers asking for a quote for making deck watches, 1885.Correspondence concerning the purchase of chronometers from Messrs Williams, Moore, Shephard and Son, J. Poole and Co., and Reid and Sons, 1885.Correspondence with the Hydrographer of the Navy concerning the purchase of chronometers and deck watches,...
Dates: 1884 - 1901
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Correspondence on clocks and chronographs, 1880 - 1937

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 8/149
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding clocks and chronographs, including correspondence with the Japanese Consul and E. Dent and Co. on a chronograph for the Japanese Government, 1880; and correspondence relating to various inventions associated with clocks, 1886-1937, including Mr Schoof's gravity escapement (1897), the Synchronome Co. Ltd's synchronised pendulum (1937), Mr Gordon's pneumatic clock system (1886), and R.W. Nichol's pendulum (1913).
Dates: 1880 - 1937
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Correspondence on time-keepers, 1914 - 1938

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 8/40
Scope and Contents Correspondence relating to chronographs, clocks, time balls and time signals, including the following material:

Correspondence with E. Dent and Co. concerning a new time ball, 1914-1920.

Correspondence regarding a new standard astronomical clock and Riefler clocks, 1919-1925.

Correspondence regarding repairs to clocks and chronographs, 1917-1938.

Correspondence concerning the sale of regulators, 1932.







Dates: 1914 - 1938
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Correspondence on time signals, 1902 - 1936

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 8/146
Scope and Contents Correspondence concerning time signals, including the following material:Correspondence with E. Dent and Co. regarding irregularities in the Westminster Clock, tables of errors for the clock and newspaper cuttings relating to it, 1902-1906.Correspondence regarding the installation of a wireless-telegraph receiving station at Greenwich, 1912-1914.Correspondence of 1912-1915 regarding the inauguration of a wireless-telegraph time service from the Eiffel Tower and...
Dates: 1902 - 1936
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Papers on chronometers, 1922 - 1929

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/263
Scope and Contents (1) Miscellaneous papers, 1922-1929Papers from chronometer-makers and the public concerning the following subjects:1. The supply to the Royal Observatory of relays, batteries for time signals, non-magnetic watches, accumulators, carbon-dioxide gas and cylinders, ammeters, agate contact wheels, aerial protectors, thermostats, thermometers and magnets.2. Circulars for chronometers, oil, dry roll batteries and spare parts.3. Appointments to visit the Royal...
Dates: 1922 - 1929
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Papers on clocks and chronographs, 1888 - 1911

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/45
Scope and Contents Correspondence with T. Lewis and E. Dent and Co. concerning repairs to clocks and correspondence with W.H. Shepherd, 1888-1889.Correspondence with Victor Kullberg concerning the tender for the supply of new electric dials and the repair of old ones, 1897-1899.Correspondence with clockmakers, principally V. Kullberg and Dent and Co., concerning repairs to Royal Observatory clocks and chronometers, 1901-1911.Internal memoranda on the subject of clocks, chronographs and...
Dates: 1888 - 1911
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).

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