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Time Restored: The Harrison timekeepers and R.T. Gould, the man who knew (almost) everything

Jonathan Betts

Abstract

This is the story of Rupert T. Gould (1890-1948), the polymath and horologist. A remarkable man, Lt Cmdr Gould made important contributions in an extraordinary range of subject areas throughout his relatively short and dramatically troubled life. From antique clocks to scientific mysteries, from typewriters to the first systematic study of the Loch Ness Monster, Gould studied and published on them all. With the title ‘The Stargazer’, Gould was an early broadcaster on the BBC's Children's Hour when, with his encyclopaedic knowledge, he became known as The Man Who Knew Everything. Not surprising ... More

Keywords: antique clocks, typewriters, Loch Ness Monster, The Stargazer, Children's Hour, BBC, The Brain Trust, John Harrison, Dava Sobel, Longitude

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780198568025
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198568025.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jonathan Betts, author
Royal Observatory, National Maritime Museum, Greenwich

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