Text:

John Harrison’s Manuscripts and Drawings

These images (and more) are available from The Bridgeman Art Library.

Click on the images below to see more detailed information, on the Bridgeman Library site.

Diagram of timekeeper movements

Diagram of timekeeper movements

Fig 5 Gridiron pendulum designed for the construction of precision long case clocks. Fig 6. two inter-connected bar shaped balances with balance springs, proposed for the portable longitude timekeeper or "sea clock"

Fig 5 Gridiron pendulum designed for the construction of precision long case clocks. Fig 6. two inter-connected bar shaped balances with balance springs, proposed for the portable longitude timekeeper or “sea clock”

Instrs assemble H3 106111

Instructions for the assembly of JH’s H3 timekeeper

Design for the lesser watch mentioned by JH to the Board of Longitude on 19 June 1755, taken from a set of mechanical notes and drawings compiled by JH and son William

Design for the lesser watch mentioned by JH to the Board of Longitude on 19 June 1755, taken from a set of mechanical notes and drawings compiled by JH and son William

A page of instructions for the assembly of H4

A page of instructions for the assembly of H4

Another page of instructions for the assembly of H4

Another page of instructions for the assembly of H4

The movement of H4

The movement of H4

Drawing of the layout of the movement of H4

Drawing of the layout of the movement of H4

Design for a large enamel watch dial

Design for a large enamel watch dial

Two designs for large enamel watch dials

Two designs for large enamel watch dials, from mechanical notes and drawings compiled by John Harrison (1693-1776) and his son William (c.1726-72)

These images (and more) are available from The Bridgeman Art Library

topofpage top of page

WCC Members Login

Login
(for WCC Liverymen & Freemen)

Installation of the new Master – Photos

Roy Harris was installed as the new Master on 24th January 2017. Click this link to see a selection of photographs taken at the event

Gala Concert at St Paul’s Cathedral – Tue 14th March

The Rt Hon The Lord Mayor, Alderman Dr Andrew Parmley, Honorary Liveryman of the Clockmakers' Company, is giving a special organ recital concert at 7 pm on Tuesday 14th March 2017 in St Paul's Cathedral with the cathedral choir. It is in aid of the Lord Mayor's Appeal. This promises to be a superb performance which all Clockmaker music lovers should not miss! The flyer for the event with all information and booking details is on this link.

Brigantes Breakfast in Liverpool 26 July 2017

Please follow this link for The Brigantes Breakfast for Liverymen of the City of London at St Georges Hall, Liverpool, on 26th July 2017 - 1200 for 1230, and here's the Booking Form.

The Livery Briefing – Dec 2016

The Chairman of The Livery Committee published his latest Livery Briefing in December which members of the Company may find both useful and informative. Click the link.

The Hain Sanders Research / Personal Development Award

The Clockmakers’ Company recently launched The Hain Sanders Research / Personal Development Award, the purpose of which is to assist professional clockmakers and watchmakers in the learning of new skills or enhancing their personal development, and to support scientists researching the measurement of time or a closely related project. Click here for the application form.

National Benevolent Society of Watch & Clock Makers

Antiquarian Horological Society (AHS) Lectures

A formal affiliation was signed in 2014 between the WCC and the AHS. WCC Liverymen and Freemen are encouraged to attend the excellent AHS Lectures, which are free to WCC members and include teas before and wine afterwards, so are very social and interesting events. List of forthcoming lectures in London is on the AHS site.

Training to be a Clockmaker?