The Harrison Clocks

Without John Harrison’s clocks we would have been, quite literally, lost at sea. Nobody could underestimate the importance and brilliance of John Harrison’s clocks (or marine chronometers as we know them these days).

I satisfied a long-held ambition this morning when I went to see John Harrison’s beautifully made (and priceless) clocks at the Royal Greenwich Observatory. All the clocks Harrison designed and built are still working just fine……ticking away happily in glass display cages in a quiet corner of the observatory.

And, John Harrison (1693 – 1776) was a son of Lincolnshire. So am I but I have yet to knock out a clock or two!

The Harrison Clocks - Richard Broom Photography
The Harrison Clocks – Richard Broom Photography

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