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John Harrison and his timekeepers.

Rupert Thomas Gould

John Harrison and his timekeepers.

by Rupert Thomas Gould

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Published by National Jewellers" Association) in (London .
Written in English


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ContributionsHarrison, John, 1693-1776.
The Physical Object
Pagination(1 v.)
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Open LibraryOL21157503M

This chapter details plans of the Society for Nautical Research (SNR) to establish a new National Maritime Museum in Greenwich. It describes Gould's lecture entitled, ‘John Harrison and his Timekeepers’ given at the SNR on 21 February The chapter also . Buy John Harrison and his timekeepers by Rupert T. Gould online at Alibris. We have new and used copies available, in 1 editions - starting at $ Shop now.

With his wide learning and photographic memory, Gould awed a national audience, becoming one of the era's radio celebrities. During the s Gould restored the complex and highly significant marine timekeepers constructed by John Harrison (), and wrote the unsurpassed classic, The Marine Chronometer, its History and : $ Summary John Harrison (–) is regarded as the father of chronometry. During his lifetime, he relentlessly pursued one of humankind's greatest and oldest challenges—that of finding the longitude at sea. In succeeding (according to the rules dictated by an Act of Parliament), he bequeathed to humankind the most accurate portable timekeeper the world had ever seen.

  John Harrison, English horologist who invented the first practical marine chronometer, which enabled navigators to compute accurately their longitude at sea. Harrison, the son of a carpenter and a mechanic himself, became interested in constructing an accurate chronometer in Several. John Harrison and His Timekeepers by Rupert T. Gould, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.


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John Harrison and his timekeepers. Using hitherto unknown personal journals, the family's extensive collection of photographs, and the polymath's surviving records and notes, Betts tells the story of how Gould's early life, his naval career, and his celebrity status came together as this talented Englishman restored part of Britain's--and the world's--most important technical heritage: John Harrison's marine by: 3.

John Harrison and his timekeepers by Rupert Thomas Gould; 5 editions; First published in ; Subjects: Chronometer, Chronometers, Clock and watch making, History, Longitude; Places: England; People: John Harrison (). adshelp[at] The ADS is operated by the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory under NASA Cooperative Agreement NNX16AC86ACited by: 4.

John Harrison and his timekeepers by R. Gould; 2 editions; First published in ; People: John Harrison (), John Harrison (b). Additional Physical Format: Online version: Gould, R.T. (Rupert Thomas), John Harrison and his timekeepers. [London?] [] (OCoLC) The development of real timekeepers and the gradual emergence of John Harrison to dominate the field is discussed while full credit is given to other horologists, earlier and later.

The author goes on to describe with justified pride his part in the restoration of the Harrison machines and his admiration of the genius of John Harrison.

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It worked well, so Harrison incorporated it into his fourth longitude timekeeper, H4. No one in the s thought of the pocket watch as a serious precision timekeeper.

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John Harrison (3 April [O.S. 24 March] – 24 March ) was a self-educated English carpenter and clockmaker who invented the marine chronometer, a long-sought-after device for solving the problem of calculating longitude while at sea.

Harrison's solution revolutionized navigation and greatly increased the safety of long-distance sea travel. The problem he solved was considered so Awards: Copley Medal () Longitude Act ( & ).

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John Harrison and His Timekeepers by Rupert T. Gould ISBN ISBN Paperback; Greenwich, England: National Maritime Museum, June 4. John Harrison took on the scientific and academic establishment of his time and won the longitude prize through extraordinary mechanical adaptability, and sheer determination.

John Harrison was born March 24thin Yorkshire, moving to the village of Barrow upon Humber in Lincolnshire, son of a carpenter.This is the story of Rupert T.

Gould (), 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.