Reference numberMM/8/51
TitleLetter from 'A Mechanic' to the 'President of the Board of Longitude'
Date17 November 1803
DescriptionWarning against using the public purse to reward "the imposition and unfounded claims of unjust men".

The letter claims the methods used by Thomas Earnshaw in the construction of his watches to be "long known in the trade" and that Earnshaw should not be awarded the proposed sum of £3000 by the Board of Longitude.
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Access statusOpen
Fellows associated with this archive
NA8116Banks; Sir; Joseph (1744 - 1820); naturalist1744 - 1820
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