|Title||Paper, 'Description of an astronomical clock invented by the late Capt Henry Kater FRS, drawn up from his own memorandums' by Edward Kater|
|Description||28 manuscript pages including one figure showing the shape of a piece of card used in creating the clock's escapement. Further illustrations for this paper have been separated from the manuscript and are found at PT/74/7/3-4.|
Subject: Astronomy / Scientific Instruments
Published in Philosophical Transactions as 'Description of an escapement for an astronomical clock, invented by the late Captain Henry Kater, F.R.S. &c., drawn up from his own memorandums by his son Edward Kater, Esq. Communicated by Sir J. F. W. Herschel, Bart., K. H. V. P. R. S. &c'.
Received from Kater on 22 March 1840. Communicated 25 March 1840. Received from Sir J F W [John Frederick William] Herschel on 26 March 1840. Read 30 April 1840.
Abstract published in Abstracts of the Papers Printed in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London [later Proceedings of the Royal Society of London], Volume 4, 1843.
|Physical description||Ink on paper|
|Related material||DOI: 10.1098/rspl.1837.0112|
|Related records in the catalogue||RR/1/131|
Fellows associated with this archive
|NA3336||Kater; Edward (1816 - 1866)||1816 - 1866|
|NA1206||Kater; Henry (1777 - 1835)||1777 - 1835|
|NA8238||Herschel; Sir; John Frederick William (1792 - 1871); astronomer||1792 - 1871|