John Harrison and the Search for Longitude

the 3rd dwarve

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Is anyone going to this lecture by Roy McEvoy this Thursday in Marlborbough, Ma?

John Harrison 1693-2016: Influences and Influence

A Lecture by Rory McEvoy, Curator of Horology, Royal Observatory, Greenwich

Thursday, March 24, 6PM
This illustrated talk takes a look at the extraordinary story of John Harrison and his work in developing navigational clocks and watches for use at sea. Influences on his work become evident through examination of the mechanical 'DNA' found in his sea clocks and, in turn, his innovations can be seen in the work of his contemporaries and, perhaps surprisingly, in modern horology and beyond.

Rory McEvoy trained in conservation and restoration of antique clocks at West Dean College, Chichester in 1998-9 and subsequently worked at the bench, specialized in conservative restoration of 'Golden Age' English clocks. Rory is currently with the National Maritime Museum as Curator of Horology at the Royal Observatory.
 

Robert Manke

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For those anywhere near Mystic Seaport in Mystic, Connecticut, you might want to catch their current exhibit (ends March 28) on Ships, Clocks and Stars; The Search for Longitude. It includes replicas of H1, H2 and H3 and the original H4. The nice thing about this exhibit is you can get very close to the replicas and really study how they operate.

http://www.mysticseaport.org/ships-clocks-stars/
 

The Treasured Clock

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