Precision Pendulum Clocks: The 300-Year Quest for Accurate Timekeeping in England

Precision Pendulum Clocks: The 300-Year Quest for Accurate Timekeeping in England

by Derek Roberts

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Precision Pendulum Clocks: The 300-Year Quest for Accurate Timekeeping in England by Derek Roberts

Connoisseurs, collectors, and technicians will be the audience for this handsome, oversize (9.25x12") volume on the history of clocks, mainly in England. Roberts, who makes and restores clocks, has written chapters on the Royal Observatory; solar, mean solar and the equation of time; compensated pendulums; and the clock makers Tomas Tompion, George Graham, and John Harrison. Four other specialists have contributed chapters on factors that affect the isochronicity of a pendulum, escapements, electric clocks, and pendulum clock precision from 1750. The chapters are well illustrated with color and b&w plates; many are highly technical. Annotation ©2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780764316364
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.
Publication date: 04/28/2003
Series: Schiffer Book for Collectors Ser.
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 8.90(w) x 12.10(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range: 15 - 18 Years

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