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Marine Chronometers at Greenwich: A Catalogue of Marine Chronometers at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich

Jonathan Betts

Abstract

This is a comprehensive, illustrated catalogue of the 200+ marine chronometers in the collections of Royal Museums Greenwich. Every chronometer has been completely dismantled, studied and recorded, and illustrations include especially commissioned line drawings as well as photographs. The collection is also used to illustrate a newly researched and up-to-date chapter describing the history of the marine chronometer, so the book is much more than simply a catalogue. The history chapter naturally includes the story of John Harrison’s pioneering work in creating the first practical marine timekee ... More

Keywords: Marine Chronometer, Longitude, Timekeeper, Clock, Watch, Precision Timekeeper, Ship’s Chronometer, John Harrison, Navigational Instrument, Horological Technology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780199641383
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2017 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199641383.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jonathan Betts, author
Curator Emeritus, Horology, National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, UK