Charles Mason

Observations for proving the Going of Mr Elliott's Clock at St. Helena

Catalogue no: 1489
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): Charles Mason
Total pages: 9 Illustrations: 0 Language(s): English Publication date: 1762
Editor: Publisher: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society
Dimensions: 220mm x 175mm Condition: Good
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A report of the lecture given to the Society by Charles Mason on May 6th, 1762.

Concerns the clock taken to the Cape of Good Hope for observations and which was set up on St Helena on the journey back to Britain.  The Rev, Mr Maskelyne assisted with the observations.

Five pages of charts follow detailing the performance of the clock.

There follows "An Account of Mr Mason's Paper, concerning the Going of Mr Elliott's Clock, at St Helena: by James Short," read to the Society on May 13th, 1762.

Room location: Library Extension Cabinet: F Shelf: 5
Search terms: Precision Timekeeping
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