UK Clock from 1776 just goes on and on
The priceless Late Regulator clock took John Harrison, the pioneer of longitude, 36 years to build and he was still calibrating it when he died at his home in London on March 24, 1776, his 83rd birthday.
Harrison believed that the Late Regulator would vary by only a second every 100 days and a trial has started at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, to see if it was capable of the feat, which was first managed by an electro-mechanical timepiece in the 1920s.
comments powered by Disqus
- Raleigh Trevelyan, Chronicler of a Notable Family, Dies at 91
- Former spokesman of B.C. anti-immigration group wants UBC history prof fired
- Harvard's Steven Shapin Wins History of Science Award
- Middle East Studies Association Fights a Rising Tide of Critics
- Juan Cole says the postwar Middle East governments were modeled on the Soviet Union, though not communist (interview)