Chronometer Makers of the World by Tony Mercer

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  • Item #: BK-149

A comprehensive listing of chronometer makers from the earliest to the contemporary, plus a fascinating history of the chronometer and their makers. Chapters include: ID marks and dating; Origins of the Detent Escapement; The purpose of the chronometer; Maker John Harrison; The British admiralty and the Greenwich Trials; Nautical Science-Kelvin and Hughes; Mercer chronometers and parts schematics; International chronometers; List of makers - address, dates living and of manufacture, serial numbers and brief history; History of the Royal Observatory; British regional craftsmen and movement makers; Frame makers; Chronometer museums today. 87 color and black and white photos and diagrams.

301 pages. 5-1/2 x 8-1/2"
Hard Cover

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Price $55.50