Item Details

John Harrison and His Timekeepers [videorecording]

National Maritime Museum Campaign production ; produced by Campaign productions ; directed by Michael Stewart
Format
Video; VHS
Summary
Examines the timepieces of eighteenth century clockmaker John Harrison and his search for a method of gauging longitude at sea. Includes previously unseen close-up footage of Harrison's instruments in action.
Director
Michael Stewart
Performers
Narration, Clive Jacobs ; commentary, Jonathan Betts.
Release Date
2001
Run Time
45 min.
Language
English
Credits
Principal photographer, Paul Robinson ; editor, Tim Clayton.
Published
[London, England] : National Maritime Museum : Royal Observatory Greenwich, [2001]
Description
1 videocassette (45 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
VHS format [NTSC]
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