John Harrison

The Man who Discovered the Longitude, 1736. John Harrison and his Timekeepers

Catalogue no: 1477
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): Commander R.T.Gould
Total pages: 4 Illustrations: 4 Language(s): English Publication date: Dec., 1936
Editor: Publisher: The Listener, BBC
Dimensions: 330mm x 240mm Condition: Reasonable, pages yellowing
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An article written shortly prior to the opening of the new National Maritime Museum at Greenwich where the Harrison chronometers would be displayed together for the first time.

The author gives a brief biography of Harrison and details some of the work that he (Gould) had undertaken on the Harrison chronometers since 1920

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"A Copy of the Certificate of the Commissioners of the Longitude, to the Commissioners of the Navy, relating to Mr Harrison's Time-keeper," followed by "A short View of the Improvements made or attempted in Hr Harrison's Watch."

Catalogue no: 1467
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): 1. Unknown, 2. William Ludlam
Total pages: 4 Illustrations: 0 Language(s): English Publication date: Nov. 1765
Editor: Publisher: London Magazine
Dimensions: 210mm x 135mm Condition: Good
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Pages 585-586 and 666-667 extracted from this edition of the London Magazine and bound between paper covers.

Boldly written in ink on front cover by Ilbert, "Nov: 1765. Excerpt from London Magazine.  Mr: Harrisons Timekeeper - Certificate and Improvements"

In the first part, details are given of money to be paid to John Harrison, "...when, and as soon as the principles upon which his watch, or time-keeper, is constructed, are fully discovered, and explained, to the satisfaction of the commissioners ..".

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