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Thomas Earnshaw

 
 
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By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 14, 2017
1. Thomas Earnshaw Marker
Inscription.
Site of the
business premises of
Thomas
Earnshaw

1749-1829
Noted watch and
chronometer
maker

 
Erected 1948 by London County Council.
 
Location. 51° 31.066′ N, 0° 7.21′ W. Marker is in London Borough of Camden, England, in Greater London County. Marker is at the intersection of High Holborn and Southampton Row, on the right when traveling west on High Holborn. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 119 High Holborn, London Borough of Camden, England WC1V 6RD, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. William Marsden (about 180 meters away, measured in a direct line); Betrand Russell (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); The Plough (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Sir John Barbirolli C.H. (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Museum Tavern (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Site of Bombing Raid of September 24th, 1917 (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); The Queens Larder (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Randolph Caldecott (approx. 0.4 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in London Borough of Camden.
 
Also see . . .
1. About Thomas Earnshaw (ThomasEarnshaw.com). "Thomas Earnshaw
Thomas Earnshaw Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 14, 2017
2. Thomas Earnshaw Marker - Wide View
is revered as a legend and pioneer in the field of Horology. Born in Manchester, England in 1749, he was celebrated for his work in refining, and improving upon the Marine Chronometers of the era. It was those Marine Chronometers, crucial to the journeys taken by the boats in the Royal Navy as they circled the globe during a golden era in English history of science and exploration. None more so than Chronometer no. 506, carried by HMS Beagle which carried Charles Darwin on his journey around the world to inspire his breakthrough study of evolution, "On The Origin of Species". Lauded for his work with marine chronometers, Earnshaw also embraced the challenge of developing clocks for use in Observatories such as those in Greenwich and Armagh and examples of his exquisite work can be seen in museums and auction houses around the world...." (Submitted on November 3, 2017.) 

2. Thomas Earnshaw (Wikipedia). "Thomas Earnshaw (4 February 1749 in Ashton-under-Lyne – 1 March 1829 in London) was an English watchmaker who following John Arnold's earlier work, further simplified the process of marine chronometer production, making them available to the general public. He is also known for his improvements to the transit clock at the Royal Greenwich Observatory in London and his invention of a chronometer escapement and a form of bimetallic compensation balance." (Submitted on November 3, 2017.) 
 
Additional keywords. Horology
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 3, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 3, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 53 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 3, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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