John Harrison, Clockmaker Extraordinaire

This post is a dive into the stories of the clocks described in the book Longitude by Dava Sobel. I previously posted a book review of that book, so to skip the fun information on the clocks and go straight to the book review, go here. The book chronicles the various approaches of clockmaker John Harrison (1693-1776) and his eventual handmade solutions to the problem of determining one’s longitude at sea. In this post I’ll be talking about his clocks and what made them unique. John Harrison was not a prolific clockmaker. He is famous only for his five clocks that … Continue reading John Harrison, Clockmaker Extraordinaire