United Service Journal

On Nautical Inventions

Catalogue no: 1476
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): Unknown
Total pages: 16 Illustrations: 0 Language(s): English Publication date: March, 1839
Editor: Publisher: United Service Journal
Dimensions: 230mm x 145mm Condition: Reasonable, though covers missing, end pages dirty
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Notes:

On front page after title, Ilbert writes in ink, "With a cursory glance at the rise and progress of Horology."

In fact, this piece has more to do with the development of the chronometer from the 17th century and of the invention of other devices (quadrants, sextants ect.) used to determine latitude and longitude.

Includes references to clocks and watches in literature, eg. Chaucer, Shakespeare.

Interesting and perhaps apocryphal snippet about a John Harrison longcase clock found in Lincoln in 1798.

Room location: Library Extension Cabinet: F Shelf: 5
Search terms: Chronometers
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