The British Clockmaker's Heritage

Catalogue no: 1288
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): D.C. (D.D.Clark?)
Total pages: 2 Illustrations: 3 Language(s): English Publication date: Aug., 1952
Editor: D.D.Clark Publisher: Weather
Dimensions: 240mm x 155mm Condition: Good
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A short report on this famous exhibition held at the Science Museum in 1952, published in "Weather. A Monthly Magazine for all Interested in Meteorology." In this brief article, covering barely more than one page, the author concentrates on the longcase clock and barograph made by Alexander Cumming, from the Royal Collection. He gives a good description of the clock which, given the magazine in which the article is published, is not surprising and covers around one third of the text. The last section, the chronometers of John Harrison are decribed with some surrounding history. 3 photographic illustrations as follows; 1. Barograph made for George 111 (The Cummings longcase clock) 2. Harrison's No.4 Marine Chronometer and the duplicate made by Larcum Kendall 3. Harrison's No. 1 Chronometer
Room location: Library Extension Cabinet: F Shelf: 4
Search terms: Antique Clocks
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