Reference numberMM/8/47
TitleRough minutes of an extraordinary meeting of the Board of Longitude
Date17 March 1803
DescriptionDiscussing whether Thomas Earnshaw's watches have been properly tested (whether "they have gone better than any other"). The resuts of the tests in favour of Earnshaw's claim (made by Nevil Maskelyne) were disputed by George Gilpin (who suggested that Earnshaw's watches were not as accurate as those previously presented to the Board by John Arnold
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