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Animation of Harrison's balance wheel used on H1

Date

2011-03-19T00:00:00Z

Authors

Ceperley, Peter

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Abstract

Harrison's clock, his H1, represented an important milestone in the development of mechanical clocks. This animation shows the workings of a critical component of that clock, the balance while, which was designed to be insensitive to the rolling and pitching of an ocean going ship.

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This animation requires Adobe flash

Keywords

Physics, Harrison, Technical animation, History of clocks

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