Description of a Compensation Curb

Catalogue no: 1469
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): James Scott
Total pages: 4 Illustrations: 1 Language(s): English Publication date: 1805
Editor: Publisher: Unknown
Dimensions: 220mm x 140mm Condition: Good
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pp 19-22 extracted from a publication (Ilbert's note states "Nicholson's phil Jul. 1805), and bound between paper covers.  Written on cover in ink, "Monsieur C.W.Cooke.  Hommage de l'auteur."

In the form of a letter to Mr Nicholson from Mr James Scott of 39, Grafton Street, Dublin, "Inclosed I send you a sketch of an instrument I have constructed, much wamted in the profession of watchmaking, for the purpose of publishing in your Philosophical Journal, which I presume will be of much benefit to the public, and at the same timemay prevent any other person from claiming it."  Description of Mr Scott's compensation Curb for a Time piece follows.

Drawing shows an arrangement for a watch with a plain balance and two compensation curbs; one curb embracing the balance spring, the other attached to the index arm.

Room location: Library Extension Cabinet: F Shelf: 5
Search terms: Temperature Compensation
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