Harrison's First Chronometer
This photograph shows Harrison's first chronometer, developed between 1729 and 1735 in response to the British Government offer of a 20, 000 prize to anyone who could solve the problem of an accurate marine timepiece to aid navigation. Harrison did not win the prize with this chronometer, but he claimed the prize in 1761 with his fourth chronometer. To win the prize the timepiece had 'to be within 30 miles of the truth', in terms of longitude-time, on an actual voyage to the West Indies. This photograph is used in an advertisement for Tampimex Oil, a London-based oil broker. Photograph by Heinz Zinra"
© Mary Evans / Heinz Zinram Collection
School teacher and pupils in filmmaking project, Walton
Walton-on-the-Naze Secondary School teacher Mr Lou Broom encouraged his pupils to learn various skills during the making of several award winning films. Seen here with pupils and part of their scenery for one of the films; one of the boys is wearing a futuristic helmet.
© Mary Evans Picture Library / The Pete Frost Collection
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London Corners, 1881
Engraving showing a variety of scenes around London in 1881. The images show (clockwise from top left): St. Dunstan's, Thames Street; St. Bartholomew's, Smithfield; The Tree at the corner of Wood Street, Cheapside; an Islington corner, Canonbury; a corner in Lincoln's Inn Fields; St. Sepulchre's, Newgate and Snow Hill; Seven Dials; London Bridge; Bond Street. The image in the centre is of Gray's Inn Lane.
© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans