Inventor of the Contrivance in the Pendulum of a Clock, to prevent the Irregularities of its Motion by Heat and Cold

Catalogue no: 1509
Dewey No: 681.1124 Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): James Short F.R.S.
Total pages: 7 Illustrations: 0 Language(s): English Publication date: 1752
Editor: Publisher: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society
Dimensions: 230mm x 180mm Condition: Reasonable
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Pages taken from Royal Society magazine and bound separately between marbled paper.

Short's lecture on the compensated pendulum, "... and it having been often asked, who was the inventor of it, I have therefore thought proper to draw up the following historical account of it: And as this account contains nothing but matters of fact, supported by the best authorities, I hope it will be acceptable to this Society, ..."

Written shortly after the death of George Graham, the paper gives details of the mercurial pendulum, Harrison's grid-iron pendulum and Ellicott's compensated pendulum.  Additional information give on Harrisons' three sea-clocks.  The author also gives details of a george Graham clock he has purchased (1743) with a grid-iron pendulum.

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