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The Marine Chronometer – A Mechanical Masterpiece

We’ve studied the nascence of the marine chronometer. Examined the tireless work of John Harrison and the disgraceful way he was treated by the Board of Longitude. It’s time now to see the instrument in its present state.

Just a little bit of recapping. In 1765, Pierre Le Roy, who’s father, Julien, had been clockmaker to Louis XV, with Continue reading The Marine Chronometer – A Mechanical Masterpiece

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