Ferdinand Berthoud, Journal d’Expériences et de Recherches sur l’horlogerie n. 5. Bibliothèque du Conservatoire des arts et des métiers, Paris, ms. 52. L’art de l’horlogerie, traité dans toute son étendue, soit relativement à l’usage civil, à l’astronomie ou à la navigation et suivant des principes confirmés par l’expérience, ou entrés dans tous les détails de construction des machines d’horlogerie, leur description et un traité complet de la main-d’œuvre de toutes les parties de cet art, projet d’ouvrage non abouti, 1763.
HERITAGE · MAY 2018

Ferdinand Berthoud and the Royal Society of London

By Rossella Baldi, Art historian, Neuchâtel
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  • 1. A Royal Society meeting. Walter Thornbury, “Fleet Street: Northern tributaries (continued)”, in: Old and New London: Volume 1, London, 1878, pp. 92-104.
    1. A Royal Society meeting. Walter Thornbury, “Fleet Street: Northern tributaries (continued)”, in: Old and New London: Volume 1, London, 1878, pp. 92-104.
  • 2. A Prospect of the City of London, copper engraving by Johannes Kip, published by J. Smith, London, circa 1720.
    2. A Prospect of the City of London, copper engraving by Johannes Kip, published by J. Smith, London, circa 1720.
  • 3. Ferdinand Berthoud, precision regulator table clock with calendar and equation of time, 1764.
    3. Ferdinand Berthoud, precision regulator table clock with calendar and equation of time, 1764.

In May 1763, Ferdinand Berthoud was dispatched to London to observe John Harrison’s marine chronometer. He made the most of his stay to campaign for his election to the prestigious Royal Society, of which he became a corresponding member in February 1764.

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