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An Equation Table

Catalogue no: 1086
Dewey No: Subject(s): Archives
Author(s): R. Webster, W.H.Hunter
Total pages: 1 Illustrations: 0 Language(s): English Publication date: 1836
Editor: Publisher: Webster & Hunter
Dimensions: 360mm x 230mm Condition: Good, frayed along one edge
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"An Equation Table to facilitate the ascertaining of the Longitude at Sea" In addition to the equation of time chart, there is a mean barometric pressure chart covering the years from 1832 to 1835 W & H also add a propaganda section at the bottom of the page giving details of their stock
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Longitude. Case of Mr Thomas Earnshaw. February, 1808

Catalogue no: 1081
Dewey No: Subject(s): Archives
Author(s): Thomas Earnshaw
Total pages: 2 Illustrations: 0 Language(s): English Publication date: 23/02/1808
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Dimensions: 320mm x 200mm Condition: Good
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"Thomas Earnshaw, Timepiece-maker, intending to deliver a Petition to the Honourable House of Commons, takes this opportunity ta acquaint every Honourable Member with the Grounds of his said Petition". The petition id Earnshaw's attempt to have recognition and financial award for his work on chronometers. Printed by T. Curson Hansard, Printer, Peterborough-court, Fleet-street
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Report From the Committee on Mr. Earnshaw's Petition

Catalogue no: 1082
Dewey No: Subject(s): Archives
Author(s): Unknown
Total pages: 1 Illustrations: 0 Language(s): English Publication date: 31/05/1809
Editor: Publisher: The House of Commons
Dimensions: 320mm x 200mm Condition: Generally good, a small tear
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The report is the result of Earnshaw's petition of 1808. Although not agreeing with Earnshaw's claims for the invention of the chronometer, an award of 3000 pounds is granted.
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Ireland - Cutting from Gentleman's Magazine, Vol. 58

Catalogue no: 1083
Dewey No: Subject(s): Archives
Author(s): Unknown
Total pages: 1 Illustrations: 0 Language(s): English Publication date: July, 1788
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Dimensions: 56mm x 30mm Condition: Good
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A small cutting from the Gentleman's Magazine headed "Ireland" and announcing that the solution to the longitude puzzle has been solved by an Enniskillen schoolmaster, Mr James Maguire. The cutting has been pasted onto a card headed "DESIDERATUM", 125mm x 75mm
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The Rating of Chronometers

Catalogue no: 1084
Dewey No: Subject(s): Chronometers
Author(s): Charles Stuart Murray
Total pages: 11 Illustrations: 0 Language(s): English Publication date: 1880
Editor: Publisher: British Almanac and Companion
Dimensions: 180mm x 110mm Condition: Good but rusty staples
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Pages 105 to 116 removed from The British Almanac & Companion of 1880 and stapled together between paper covers. The final paragraph is an appeal to readers of the Almanac to support the British Horological Institute in its education work as "It is, unfortunately, in debt".
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A Table of Trains for Watches

Catalogue no: 1085
Dewey No: Subject(s): Archives
Author(s): William Shirt
Total pages: 2 Illustrations: 0 Language(s): English Publication date: c.1820
Editor: Publisher: William Shirt
Dimensions: 235mm x 140mm Condition: Reasonable for its age. One corner a bit dog-eared
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"A Table of Trains for Watches, published by William Shirt, Watch and Clock Maker, No. 10, City Road, shewing the Number of Turns on the Fusee and Teeth in the Balance-Wheel, with the Beats in an Hour, and in the Number of Seconds in which the Contrite or Fourth Wheel revolves, for the easy Timeing of Watches by the Vibrations of the Pendulum." On the reverse of the card is some information headed, "To The Trade" and stating that the Card was originally published for the use of Finishers.
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The Method of Observation to be made at the Solar Eclipse Aprl 22, 1715

Catalogue no: 1076
Dewey No: Subject(s): Archives
Author(s): Unknown
Total pages: 1 Illustrations: 1 Language(s): English Publication date: c.1715
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Dimensions: 300mm x 190mm Condition: Generally good, some small tears
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A handwritten document in ink in an unknown hand with a reference to; "Set the Watches by Mr Graham's Regulator". This is possibly the earliest use of the word "Regulator". The document is a minute by minute instruction on the observations to be made during the eclipse There are some pencil notes dated 19th November, 1876, possibly made during another eclipse.
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"Mudge" (A list of Mudge watch numbers)

Catalogue no: 1078
Dewey No: Subject(s): Archives
Author(s): Unknown
Total pages: 1 Illustrations: 0 Language(s): English Publication date: c.1900?
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Dimensions: 250mm x 200mm Condition: Generally good, a bit dog-eared and torn
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Handwritten in ink on both sides of single sheet of paper. A list of some of the watches made by Thomas Mudge or by Mudge and Dutton, numbers as follows; 31,47,95,101,236,244,247,260,276,283,314,358,411,416,419,484,494,524,532,597,615,619,700,705,778,436,508/608,648,771,803,815,873,970,1025,1156,1181,1309,1432 List gives brief details, examples as follows; 236 watch date 1755 Guildhall 700 Rep gold watch lost 1775 "Mudge" Pub Advertiser 27.7.70
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Letter to Evan Nepean Esq., 10th February, 1796 (copy in ink, contemporary)

Catalogue no: 1079
Dewey No: Subject(s): Letters
Author(s): Bowen
Total pages: 1 Illustrations: 0 Language(s): English Publication date: 10/02/1796
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Dimensions: 200mm x 160mm Condition: Good
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The letter was sent from H.M.S.Glory, Spithead The letter, from (presumably Captain) Bowen, is (among other things) a request to Evan Nepean to "acquaint my Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty" of the excellent performance of the timekeeper (chronometer) put on board HMS Glory by Mr Mudge during "six weeks of the worst weather that ever was met with at sea". At the end of the voyage, the timekeeper was found to be within 4 seconds of time. Bowen ends by stating he would never go on a voyage without this chronometer,"if it can be procured, and I can afford to purchase it".
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A Brief Statement of Mr Mudge's Case

Catalogue no: 1080
Dewey No: Subject(s): Archives
Author(s): Unknown
Total pages: 1 Illustrations: 0 Language(s): English Publication date: c.1775
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Dimensions: 330mm x 210mm Condition: Good
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The statement is a brief resume of Thomas Mudge's work in developing his chronometer and a plea to "render Mr Mudge a proper object of Public Reward". Pencil mark indicating price of 7/6-
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