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John Harrison's 'Clock B' sets a world record over 250 years after it was designed

John Harrison's 'Clock B' sets a world record over 250 years after it was designed

Found on The Verge:

The legendary watchmaker's design was centuries ahead of its time.

John Harrison, one of the world's greatest clockmakers, claimed to have designed the perfect pendulum clock in the mid-18th century. Instead of being celebrated, Harrison's plans were chastised and ridiculed by his peers. A clock that was accurate to within a second over a 100-day period was unheard of, and a mechanical clock that precise wouldn't be developed until the 20th century. But after a 100-day trial at the Royal Observatory in Greenwich, Clock B as it's known — which was recently constructed to Harrison's specifications — has vindicated Harrison, set a Guinness World Record, and shocked the horological world, according to The Guardian.

http://www.theverge.com/2015/4/20/8456821/john-harrison-clock-b-world-record

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