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Derham writes about recent proposals for finding longitude using chronometers, providing his own observations of variations in pendulum clocks caused by weather and other influences.

Subject: Mechanics

Written by Derham in Upminster [London]. Read to the Royal Society on 28 October or 4 November 1714.

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04 August 1714
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Ink on paper
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8 pages

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William Derham

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William Derham, Paper, 'Observations concerning the motion of chronometers' by W [William] Derham, 04 August 1714, CLP/3ii/10, The Royal Society Archives, London,, accessed on 23 July 2024

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