Thomas Earnshaw (Biographical details)

Thomas Earnshaw (clockmaker/watchmaker; British; Male; 1749 - 1829)

Also known as

Earnshaw, Thomas

Address

119 High Holborn, London

Biography

Chronometer, clockmaker and watchmaker. Celebrated chronometer maker famous for his invention of the spring detent escapement and forms of split-bimetallic temperature compensation balances. Succeeded by son Thomas (q.v.).

Bibliography

Loomes, B. (2006). "Watchmakers and Clockmakers of the World", N.A.G. Press, London
Britten, F.J. (1986). "Old Clocks and Watches and Their Makers - A History of Styles in Clocks and Watches and their Mechanisms", Bloomsbury Books, London