• John Harrison's 325th Birthday

    John Harrison’s 325th Birthday

    Published 3rd April

    The designer of the timepiece that Captain Cook took on his second and third voyages (the “K1”) was born 325 years ago today.

    John Harrison‘s H4 was also used to create the watch that Bligh took with him (“K2”). That watch went with Fletcher Christian to Pitcairn and only relatively recently found its way back home.

    You can see the actual H4, K1, K2, and many other historic timepieces in the National Maritime Museum Greenwich, lovingly curated by our Australian friend Dr Kevin Fewster, Director of the museum.

     

     

     

     

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