Harrisons 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
Cousin Kate by Hubert Henry Davies
Cousin Kate by Hubert Henry Davies. First produced at the Haymarket Theatre on 18th June 1903. Directed by Percy Hutchison, with arrangement by Messrs. Harrison and Maude. Kate sees Heath about to enter through the window. The caption reads, What are you doing here? You shouldnt have followed me. See the same undated David Allen catalogue no. 710 (18-sheet). Date: 1903 ?
© The Michael Diamond Collection / Mary Evans Picture Library
Moran?s War Map, coloured to show Britain and her Allies
Map: Moran?s War Map, coloured to show Britain and her Allies, Germany and Austria-Hungary, and the neutral nations at the outbreak of the First World War. Created by E Moran and Sons Limited, Sunderland;. Belonged to Pte J Harrison (4308), 3rd Division British Expeditionary Force. Includes notes on the key events from 23 Jul to 12 Aug 1914 which lead to the outbreak of War. Associated with World War One, Outbreak of War (1914). Date: 1914
© The National Army Museum / Mary Evans Picture Library