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Time measuring instruments

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Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 102 Collections and/or Records:

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Correspondence on chronometer sales, 1934 - 1936

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/91
Scope and Contents Correspondence between the Astronomer Royal; the British Consulate, Istanbul; and Professor E.F. Freundlich of the Observatory of Istanbul concerning the sake of the second-hand chronometers Lowry 1832 and Parkinson & Frodsham 3642 to Professor Freundlich, including arrangements for payment and delivery, consignment and insurance forms, and invoices.
Dates: 1934 - 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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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 chronometer trials, 1894 - 1899

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/105
Scope and Contents Correspondence concerning the trial of chronometers at the Royal Observatory, 1894-1895, including:(i) Notice of the trial to be published by the 'Horological Journal'.(ii) Copies of chronometer rates.(iii) Copies of letters to Usher and Cole, A. Johannsen and Co., F.J. Clerke, Frodsham and Keen, and M.F. Dent requesting that they withdraw their chronometers from the trial due to their poor performance.(iv) Rough abstract on the annual trial of...
Dates: 1894 - 1899
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 chronometer trials, 1899 - 1904

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/106
Scope and Contents Correspondence with the Hydrographer of the Navy, trade journals and chronometer-manufacturers concerning the annual trials of chronometers and deck watches at the Royal Observatory, including:(i) Notices to trade journals.(ii) Correspondence with F.J. Britten.(iii) Results for chronometers in order of merit.(iv) List of chronometers purchased by the Admiralty.(v) 'Rough Abstract of the Annual Trial Box Chronometers'.(vi) 'Abstract of the Annual...
Dates: 1899 - 1904
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 chronometer trials, 1904 - 1909

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/107
Scope and Contents Correspondence with the Hydrographer of the Navy and various trade journals concerning the annual trial of box and pocket chronometers and deck watches at the Royal Observatory, including:(i) Results for chronometers in order of merit.(ii) Reports and memoranda.(iii) List of chronometers purchased by the Admiralty.(iv) 'Rough abstract of Annual Trial Box Chronometers'.(v) 'Abstract of Annual Trial Centre Seconds Pocket Chronometers'.(vi) 'Abstract...
Dates: 1904 - 1909
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, 1910 - 1913

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/85
Scope and Contents Reports on experiments with chronometers in magnetic fields, including a preliminary report, 1911; second report, 1911; final report, 1912; and report on the use of iron boxes as magnetic shields, 1912.

Observations, reports and memoranda concerning the rates of chronometers in magnetic fields, 1911-1910.

Correspondence with Captain Miller and others concerning magnetic tests on chronometers, 1910-1913.



Dates: 1910 - 1913
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, 1900 - 1912

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/86
Scope and Contents Correspondence with the Admiralty concerning the annual trial of deck watches, 1900.Correspondence with the Hydrographer of the Navy concerning the shipment of chronometers and instructions on the direction of invoices, 1900-1901.Correspondence concerning damage to chronometers in transit due to bad packing and revised instructions for packing, 1904.Correspondence concerning the alteration in the times of the diurnal trials of chronometers and deck watches,...
Dates: 1900 - 1912
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, 1901 - 1940

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/87
Scope and Contents Correspondence with Lady Lockyer concerning the storage of Royal Observatory chronometers at her house in Sidmouth for the duration of the war, 1940.Correspondence with Professor Greaves of the Royal Observatory, Edinburgh, concerning the transportation of chronometers from Greenwich to Edinburgh for safety during the war, 1940.Correspondence with His Majesty's Chronometer Depot concerning arrangements for the removal of stocks of Admiralty navigational equipment from Bristol...
Dates: 1901 - 1940
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 chronometers, 1821 - 1835

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/233
Scope and Contents A Royal Observatory letter book containing copies of outgoing correspondence concerning chronometers. Some of the letters are addressed to chronometer makers. Inverted at the back is a record of the letters received.
Dates: 1821 - 1835
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, 1823 - 1834

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/235
Scope and Contents Letters from H.C. Cox, the Agent of Devonport, on the receipt and weekly rates of chronometers, with brief reports on the chronometers' performances. There are also letters from W. Shield and P.D.H. Hay.
Dates: 1823 - 1834
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, 1883 - 1948

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 8/59
Scope and Contents Correspondence concerning chronometers, including a ledger titled 'Instructions and precedents relating to the Time and Chronometer Branch', containing letters and instructions regarding chronometers; correspondence relating to a water clock, with a map of the water supply to the clock; and correspondence with Lieutenant-Commander R.T. Gould on the repair, cleaning, insurance, exhibition and storage of the John Harrison chronometers, Nos 1, 2, 3 and 4, with a reprint of an article by Gould from...
Dates: 1883 - 1948
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, 1947 - 1953

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/352
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding the inspection, rating, supply and testing of service watches and other chronometers and clocks by the Royal Greenwich Observatory Chronometer Section, including the following items:Correspondence regarding the irregular rates of watches in submarines during 'snorting' at sea, 1952.Correspondence regarding tests with Ragasine oil carried out by the Chronometer Section for the International Watch Company, Schaffhause, Switzerland,...
Dates: 1947 - 1953
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, 1947 - 1963

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/353
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding the inspection, rating, supply and testing of watches, chronometers and clocks by the Royal Greenwich Observatory Chronometer Section, including the following items:Booklet on 'Balance and Spring' by R.A. Fell.Correspondence concerning quartz crystal chronometers supplied by the Seikosha Watch Company, Tokyo, Japan, 1963.Correspondence regarding the repair of mine clocks, 1962-1963.Correspondence regarding the historical chronometer...
Dates: 1947 - 1963
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, 1942 - 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/354
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding the production and manufacture of chronometers, including the following items:Correspondence with the Hudson's Bay Company regarding a pocket chronometer made by James Murray that was supposed to have belonged to Sir John Franklin.Correspondence regarding the visit to Germany of a 'Ministry of Aircraft Production Working Party', 1945.Correspondence regarding the revival of the watch industry in Great Britain, 1945.Drawing of a 'Special...
Dates: 1942 - 1945
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, 1944

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/355
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding the supply of chronometers to the Russian Government.
Dates: 1944
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, 1947 - 1951

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/357
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding repairs of watches and chronometers.
Dates: 1947 - 1951
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, 1950 - 1953

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/358
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding the annual audit of chronometers and watches at the Royal Greenwich Observatory, Herstmonceux.
Dates: 1950 - 1953
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, 1941 - 1946

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/360
Scope and Contents Correspondence concerning the degaussing of chronometers.
Dates: 1941 - 1946
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, 1920 - 1946

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/89
Scope and Contents Correspondence between the Hydrographer of the Navy, Sir Frank Dyson and Lieutenant-Commander R.T. Gould on the following subjects:1. The Astronomer Royal's permission for Gould to see the Board of Longitude papers.2. The preparation of Gould's book 'The Marine Chronometer'.3. The cleaning and repair of Harrison 1, 2, 3 and 4 by Gould, including a list of notebooks and papers relating to the Harrison chronometers which Gould presented to the National Maritime...
Dates: 1920 - 1946
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, 1894 - 1899

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/90
Scope and Contents General correspondence with the Hydrographer of the Navy, 1894-1896, concerning the trial of chronometers, the number of chronometers available for issue to the Navy, the inspection of the book of weekly chronometer rates by the Assistant Hydrographer, and the distribution of 'B' class chronometers.Correspondence between the Hydrographer of the Navy, the Astronomer Royal and members of the Royal Observatory staff concerning the issue of chronometers, 1896-1897, including lists of...
Dates: 1894 - 1899
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, 1878 - 1899

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/95
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous correspondence concerning chronometers:Correspondence with the British Horological Institute concerning the nomination and election of the Astronomer Royal as an honorary member, 1882.Correspondence with Kew Observatory concerning the rating of chronometers, 1888, including 'an abstract of the principal changes of rate of marine chronometers at Kew Observatory'.Printed notices of the quarterly meetings of the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers,...
Dates: 1878 - 1899
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, 1895 - 1923

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/96
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous correspondence concerning chronometers:Letter from Yarrow and Co. Ltd requesting that Lieutenant J. Znierkonski be granted permission to compare the rates of chronometers belonging to two Austrian torpedo boats, 'Huzar' and 'Kaiman', at the Royal Observatory, 1905.Telegram from the Navigating Officer of HMS 'Victoria and Albert' requesting information on chronometer error and Greenwich Mean Time, 1905.Correspondence with the Naval Store Officer concerning...
Dates: 1895 - 1923
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 and time signals, 1891 - 1895

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 15/109
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding chronometers and time signals, divided into nine sections:'Chronometers, Admiralty'.'Chronometers, Naval Offices'. 'Time Signals, Cape Town', 1891-1894.'Time Signal, Docks (C.T.)' 1891-1895.'Time Signal, Simon's Town': reports of the Postmaster, miscellaneous correspondence and telegrams, and telegrams on special signals sent.'Time Signal, Port Elizabeth': reports of the lighthouse keeper.'Port Elizabeth...
Dates: 1891 - 1895
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 and time signals, 1896 - 1900

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 15/110
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding chronometers and time signals, divided into nine sections:'Admiralty', 1896-1899.'Naval Offices', 1895-1900.'Correspondence with the Astronomer Royal Greenwich', 1895-1899.'Signals and Telegraphs Generally', 1896-1900.'Docks Time Ball Reports', 1896-1899.'East London Time Ball Reports', 1898-1900.'Port Elizabeth', 1896-1900.'Simonstown Time Ball Reports', 1896-1900.'Miscellaneous Correspondence',...
Dates: 1896 - 1900
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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