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Conserving the H3 Timekeeper

H3 has returned to public display after a thorough cleaning and cataloguing. This video captures Jonathan’s feeling about the project as well as the timekeepers move back into its showcase. Conserving the H3 Timekeeper part 6 from Royal Observatory Greenwich on Vimeo.

Conserving the H3 Timekeeper

Conserving the H3 Timekeeper part 5 from Royal Observatory Greenwich on Vimeo.

Conserving the H3 Timekeeper

Conserving the H3 Timekeeper part 4 from Royal Observatory Greenwich on Vimeo. The timekeeper is now completely dismantled, but the job is not over yet for Jonathan. The case is keeping him busy and presenting surprises as well.

The H3 case

As part of a large cataloguing project to research all the NMM’s marine chronometers, I am currenmtly undertaking a close study of Harrison‘s third marine timekeeper, H3 (made during the 1740s). It is proving hugely interesting and revealing as can be seen in the videos which have been tracking my…

Conserving the H3 Timekeeper

Conserving the H3 Timekeeper part 3 from Royal Observatory Greenwich on Vimeo. With H3 almost completely dismantled, Jonathan Betts reflects on his progress so far and how the project affected the last man to undertake the task.