Thomas Earnshaw (Biographical details)

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

Also known as

Earnshaw, Thomas


119 High Holborn, London


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.).


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