The Arnold Poket Timekeeper

For further information please see my article, published in the Australiana Society Journal, November 2014, Vol 36, No. 4.

‘A Poket Time Keeper’ puts the case that this ‘Poket’ Chronometer was commissioned by Joseph Banks for the Cook second voyage making this the world’ first portable chronometer. Later gifted or loaned to his friend Phipps for the North West Passage expedition and updated by Arnold with his new inventions. The powers that be in the UK blocked the publication of this article as it did not serve the interests of those at Greenwich who had allowed this historic instrument to leave the country.

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