City of London, England, United Kingdom
Two Famous Clockmakers
of English Clockmaking"
Both buried in
Location. 51° 30.85′ N, 0° 6.454′ W. Marker is in City of London, England. Marker is at the intersection of Fleet Street and Whitefriars Street, on the left when traveling west on Fleet Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 66 Fleet Street, City of London, England EC4Y 1HT, United Kingdom.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Anti-Corn-Law League (here, next to this marker); The Tipperary (here, next to this marker); The Daily Express (a few steps from this marker); All the Year Round, conducted by Charles Dickens (within shouting distance of this marker); The Standard (within shouting distance of this marker); Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese (within shouting distance of this marker); Bradbury & Evans (within shouting distance of this marker); Johnson's Court (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in City of London.
Also see . . .
1. Thomas Tompion (Wikipedia) (Submitted on December 19, 2017.)
2. George Graham (clockmaker) (Wikipedia). "George Graham (7 July 1673 – 20 November 1751) was an English clockmaker, inventor, and geophysicist, and a Fellow of the Royal Society....Graham was partner to the influential English clockmaker Thomas Tompion during the last few years of Tompion's life. Graham is credited with inventing several design improvements to the pendulum clock, inventing the mercury pendulum and also the orrery....He was widely acquainted with practical astronomy, invented many valuable astronomical instruments, and improved others....His major contribution to geophysics was the discovery of the diurnal variation of the terrestrial magnetic field in 1722/23. He was also one of the first to notice long-term secular change in the direction of the compass needle...." (Submitted on December 19, 2017.)
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