This is a second-hand copy of the book Chronometer Makers of the Worldby Tony Mercer. This is the revised edition published in 2004.
Condition: This is a used book in very good condition. The dust jacket has now been covered in a non-adhesive PVC cover for its own protection. This is simply folded in place and is easy to remove without damaging the jacket.
Publisher: NAG Press Year: 2004 ISBN: 9780719803406 Format: Hardback with dust jacket Pages: 301 Condition: Used (Very good)
For many years, Tony Mercer, grandson of the most enduring English maker, has studied and collected a huge amount of information about marine chronometers, instruments which enabled explorers and the Royal Navy to map the world, the Navy to police it, and merchant venturers to sail in relative safety. The purpose of the chronometer is reviewed largely as a navigational aid for ocean-going vessels, but also for survey, medical, and other activities calling for precise time measurement. Representative examples of chronometers and deck watches by international makers—from the earliest known to contemporary instruments—are illustrated in both color and black and white. A comprehensive list of makers and craftsmen brings together details of men who worked in the industry, their places of work, and dates and serial numbers for their instruments.
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