Reconstruction Of The John Harrison H4, The World’s First Precision Marine Chronometer, By Derek Pratt And Roger Stevenson/Frodsham
Back in 2017 we ran an interesting three-part series chronicling the making of Derek Pratt’s H4 reconstruction by Roger Stevenson, chief watchmaker at Frodshams. These articles were first published in the The Horological Journal (HJ) in February 2015 and we thank them again for permission to republish here on Quill & Pad.
I thought it well worth drawing your attention to this series once again in case you missed it the first time around.
To see each incredibly researched and richly illustrated part of the series, click the links below.
Derek Pratt’s Reconstruction Of John Harrison’s H4, The World’s First Precision Marine Chronometer (Part 1 of 3)
Making The Diamond Pallets For Derek Pratt’s Reconstruction Of John Harrison‘s H4, The World’s First Precision Marine Chronometer (Part 2 of 3)
Making The Escapement, Remontoir, And Timing For Derek Pratt’s Reconstruction Of John Harrison‘s H4, The World’s First Precision Marine Chronometer (Part 3 of 3)
You can buy a DVD of the film about Derek Pratt’s H4 reconstruction at www.bdvideos.co.uk/site/shop/horology/a-detailed-study-of-h4/ (all profits go to the charity Prostate Cancer UK.)
For more information, please visit www.frodsham.com/harrison-h4.
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