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Precision pendulum clocks : the quest for accurate timekeeping

Author: Derek Roberts
Publisher: Atglen, PA : Schiffer Pub., 2003.
Series: Schiffer book for collectors.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Derek Roberts
ISBN: 0764316362 9780764316364
OCLC Number: 51342472
Description: 224 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 31 cm.
Contents: I: Finding and keeping time: from stars to pendulum --
II: The birth of accurate timekeeping: the Royal Observatory --
III: Solar, mean solar and the equation of time, sidereal, local, and Greenwich mean time --
IV: Factors affecting the isochronicity of a pendulum --
V: Compensated pendulums --
VI: Escapements --
VII: Electric clocks --
VIII: Pendulum clock precision, 1750-1960 --
IX: Thomas Tompion and George Graham --
X: John Harrison --
XI: John Shelton, Thomas Mudge and William Dutton --
XII: John Ellicott and Alexander Cumming --
XIII: John Arnold, John Roger Arnold, and Arnold & Dent --
XIV: The regulators of Thomas Earnshaw and George Margetts --
XV: The Vulliamys --
XVI: The spring pallet: escapements of Hardy and Reid --
XVII: James Ferguson, Benjamin Martin, Henry Ward, Joseph Banister, William Congreve, William George Schoof, and Thomas Cole --
XVIII: Robert Molyneux, the Condlif's, Thomas lLeyland, Henry Walsh, and Thomas Cooke --
XIX:The Frodshams --
XX: E.J. Dent & his successors, including the work of Brock --
XI: The Georgian and Regency period --
XXII: Victorian regulators, including the gravity escapement --
XXIII: Wall and table regulators.
Series Title: Schiffer book for collectors.
Responsibility: Derek Roberts ; major contributors, Jonathan Betts [and others].
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