Chronometer

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Creation: 1905

Until the mid-18th century, sailors traveling out of sight of land had few ways of measuring their longitude. It could be done if the ship could know the time difference between local time and some set standard. The chronomer allowed for the accurate measure of such a standard time, e.g. GMT. This chronometer is part of the Garland Collection of Scientific Instruments.

Title

Chronometer

Contributor

Date

Creation: 1905

Description

Until the mid-18th century, sailors traveling out of sight of land had few ways of measuring their longitude. It could be done if the ship could know the time difference between local time and some set standard. The chronomer allowed for the accurate measure of such a standard time, e.g. GMT. This chronometer is part of the Garland Collection of Scientific Instruments.

Rights

Copyright; licensed to Vanderbilt University

Format

Chronometers

Source

Item on loan from the Arthur J. Dyer Observatory

Files

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Citation

“Chronometer,” Gallery, accessed October 18, 2019, https://gallery.library.vanderbilt.edu/items/show/970.