The Leisure Hour

Curious Time-measurers

Catalogue no: 1279
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): Unknown
Total pages: 8 Illustrations: 16 Language(s): English Publication date: Nov., 1879
Editor: Publisher: The Leisure Hour
Dimensions: 285mm x 200mm Condition: Good, but some tears
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An article in 2 parts. Part 1, pp.710-712; Part 2, pp. 744-748 Intended for the general reader, the first part of the article mostly concentrates on early timekeepers from antiquity, sundials and water clocks. Also, the introduction of mechanical clocks in the medieval period including information on Richard de Wallingford, Di Dondi and Peter Lightfoot. The clocks at Strasburg, Dover Castle and Wells are also described. The article then covers the invention of the pendulum and (briefly) the work of John Harrison. (No Illustrations)
Room location: Library Extension Cabinet: F Shelf: 4
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