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A Leeds Tale - The Marvellous Doors of Mr. Harrison (1626)

There have been several people who’ve been great benefactors to Leeds, but John Harrison was the first. In the first half of the 17th century, he paid for a market cross, built St. 1,313 more words

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It’s not often a hero from the world of 18th Century horology is conferred with a new Guinness World Record – but that’s exactly what happened at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich on Saturday 18th April. 256 more words

A County of History and Mystery

Westchester County set just outside New York City is known to many by two ideas, “Westchester is affluent” and “Westchester is upstate.” This community of nearly one million in approximately 500 square miles believes in something else. 405 more words

Longitude, Harrison Clocks, Lunars and Captain Cook (Part 2)

(Continued from Part 1)


During these same years, another competing method had been developed for finding longitude using the moon and stars themselves as a clock to determine the time back in Greenwich, England. 792 more words

Moving To New Zealand

Longitude, Harrison Clocks, Lunars and Captain Cook (Part 1)

One of the biggest problems facing early European navigators including Captain Cook, who was the first European to map New Zealand, was determining one’s longitude while at sea. 1,961 more words

Moving To New Zealand

INTERVIEW: John Harrison!

John Harrison might not necessarily be a household name for everyone, or perhaps you think I’m talking about John Harrison the British clockmaker who designed the first marine chronometer (and if you’re one of those people, give me your home address so I can come murder you), but horror fans should know who I’m talking about; he scored George Romero’s… 493 more words

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