Courtenay Ilbert Archive

Mr G.F.Hutton on Chronometers. From The Philosophical Magazine and Journal

Catalogue no: 1130
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Author(s): G.F.Hutton
Total pages: 4 Illustrations: 0 Language(s): English Publication date: March, 1823
Editor: Publisher: Philosophical Magazine and Journal
Dimensions: 210mm x 120mm Condition: Good
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Full title of article is; "On Chronometers. With Remarks on the Trial just terminated at Greenwich, under the Direction of the Right Honourable the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty". Submitted by G.F.Hutton, Walworth, 15th Feb. 1823. The article indicates the disappointment at the general failure to improve the chronometer and is an encouragement to the scientific and artisan communities to remedy this situation
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The Astronomical Clock or Horologe in Wimborne Minster

Catalogue no: 1126
Dewey No: 681.1132 Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): W.B.Kerridge
Total pages: 11 Illustrations: 2 Language(s): English Publication date: 1908
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Dimensions: 130mm x 100mm Condition: Good
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This early descriptive work on this famous clock was written by W.B.Kerridge after becoming involved in the construction of a working model of the clock. The photograph on the front cover is of the dial and its surround. Attached to the rear cover is a black and white photograph (160mm x 115mm) showing the lunar dial and associated wheelwork together with three of the numerals. The letters FCG have been written in pencil on rear of photograph by C. Ilbert.
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European Magazine (Illustration only)

Catalogue no: 1127
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Author(s): V. Gottlieb Inventor
Total pages: 1 Illustrations: 2 Language(s): English Publication date: Dec.1st,1791
Editor: Publisher: J.Sewell, Cornhill
Dimensions: 210mm x 120mm Condition: Good, small tear lower left
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An engraving from the European Magazine illustrating three nautical inventions of V. Gottlieb; 1. A Perpetual Log 2. A Ship's Time Regulator 3. A Ship's Tell Tale The internal mechanisms not shown
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Gentleman's Magazine - (Some pages extracted from same covering horological subjects)

Catalogue no: 1128
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Author(s): Various
Total pages: 27 Illustrations: 1 Language(s): English Publication date: 1758 - 1788
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Dimensions: 210mm x 130mm Condition: Fragile, some tears
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These are a selection of pages torn from editions of the Gentleman's Magazine covering various horological topics as follows; 1. Gent. Mag. for 1758, p. 254. An unsigned letter dated June 22nd refers back to a letter in Dec. 1757 edition, mentioning Mr Harrison's sea-clock and Mr Mayer's scheme for finding the longitude by observation of the moon were both taken into consideration by the commissioners for the longitude. Some details given of Mayer's method and comments on the French observations of Abbe de la Caille.
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"Londiniana" ( An Extract)

Catalogue no: 1129
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Author(s): Unknown
Total pages: 1 Illustrations: 0 Language(s): English Publication date: 1820
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Dimensions: 210mm x 130mm Condition: Good
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A page torn from an unknown publication, possible The "Lady" of May 1820, from a pencil note at top. Page heading reads, "1820. Londiniana, No. 11 - Martinmas - Hour-glasses" Short article on the origin and use of hour-glasses.
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Correspondence relating to an article in Apollo Magazine on Thomas Mudge, together with Pamphlet on Church of St Andrew, Plymouth and its Restoration Plan.

Catalogue no: 1125
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Author(s): Arthur Mudge, Courtenay Ilbert, Maude Peake
Total pages: 22 Illustrations: 1 Language(s): English Publication date: Aug-Sept. 1949
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Dimensions: Various, largest 165mm x 205mm Condition: Good
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The correspondence relates to an article to be written by Charles Allix (Asst. Sec., BHI), with help from C. Ilbert, in Apollo Magazine on the Life and Work of Thomas Mudge, Clockmaker. Correspondence includes the following; 1. Pencilled copy of letter to Brig. Gen. Arthur Mudge from C.Ilbert requesting a photo of the portrait of Mudge by Hudson and casting doubt on its authenticity. 2. Reply from Brig. Gen. A. Mudge to C. Ilbert, dated 21/9.1949, casting similar doubt on the portrait giving detailed reasoning
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Letter. David Torrens to Courtenay Ilbert

Catalogue no: 1120
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Author(s): Prof. David Torrens
Total pages: 4 Illustrations: 0 Language(s): English Publication date: 9/1/1945
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Dimensions: 260mm x 205mm Condition: Good
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Letter is reply for two letters from C.Ilbert. This long letter covers the following subjects; 1. Clockmaker's Petition, published 16th Dec. 1704, and reference to same published in HJ, Vol. 35, Mar. 1893, p.104 2. Arnold Watch set in a ring and presented to King George 111. Reference to Coventry, Warwick and Birmingham Magazine, June, 1764, statement by H. Rotherham, Apr. 1928 and note by R.T.Gould in PWCM jounal, May, 1928 3. Graham "chronometer". Enquiry about jewelling.
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Letter; D. S. Torrens to Courtenay Ilbert with enclosure

Catalogue no: 1121
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Author(s): D. Torrens
Total pages: 3 Illustrations: 0 Language(s): English Publication date: 1/2/1945
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Dimensions: 180mm x 115mm Condition: Good
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Hand written letter in ink together with notes on H. Alan Lloyd's article in Dec. 1944 Horological Journal. "500 Years of Precision Time-Keeping". Comments on Flamsteed's clocks and the questionable usefulness of year duration clocks. Enquires about the numbering of Graham's clocks at Greenwich. (Pencilled note by C. Ilbert) Concludes by speculating on the reaction to his notes (I suppose I will be slaughtered for this - ) In a post script, DT enquires about a chronometer by Wm. Hardy owned by CI and any connection between Hardy and Charles Young.
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Letter; D.S.Torrens to C. Ilbert

Catalogue no: 1122
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Author(s): D.S.Torrens
Total pages: 4 Illustrations: 0 Language(s): English Publication date: 8th Sept. 1945
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Dimensions: 260mm x 205mm Condition: Good
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Hand written from 36 Trinity College, Dublin. Mostly concerned with the work of Paul Ditisheim as follows; The date when PD gave up watch manufacturing; his watches in the NPL trials during the 1920s; the type of balances used in these watches; his watches sprung by W.A.Dubois; Dubois and the Solvil Co.; the date PD left the Solvil Co and began manufacturing oils; the different oils manufactured DT continues with his recollections of the other Ditisheim brothers, Henri (maker of "pendulettes"), Georges and Maurice; his many meetings with Henri in La Chaux-de Fonds.
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Collection of 5 Postcards to Courtenay Ilbert

Catalogue no: 1124
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Author(s): Various
Total pages: 5 Illustrations: 4 Language(s): English Publication date: 1952-7
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Dimensions: Various, largest 150mm x 105mm Condition: Good
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Postcards sent to C.I. from different correspondents, names unknown except one from G.W.Bennett from Polworth Manse which includes a drawing of this house. Other postcards with pictures of turret clocks from Denmark, Mexico and the Balkans
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