Harrison's MS on Clock No. 1


Royal Greenwich Observatory Archives, Photographs and Photocopies, Harrison's MS on Clock No. 1, RGO 35/131, pp.1-2

10 Juin 1730
Summary - Description: 

Photostats of a manuscript written by John Harrison in 1730 concerning the construction of his first marine chronometer. The document describes the problem of finding longitude at sea, the solution of using a marine timekeeper, the accuracy of contemporary clocks, errors in pendulum regulators and their correction, and the effects of temperature on clocks. It continues with notes on the construction of Harrison's chronometer, including the theory employed and compensations introduced. There are two diagrams at the end. (Presented by the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers, 19 July 1985. The original manuscript is in the possession of the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers.)

Type of Source: 
Mesure du Temps, Précision des instruments d’observation