This is a job for John Harrison Foundation. The case and printed contents commemorate the 250th. anniversary of the first voyage of Harrison's 'Sea Watch', the first practical time keeper enabling mariners to determine Longitude at sea. Harrison finished the watch in 1759; it changed the world, allowing a new age of exploration,discovery ,trade and ideas to flourish. The piece will be sent to 250 people in 2014,the tercentenary year of the Queen Anne Act of Longitude (1714}. The construction is redolent of Harrison's engineering solutions: finely cross laminated oak, the bimetallic strip, the heart of every thermostat and reflected in the geometry, ratios of the Earth/Moon system.
The printed matter depicts a facsimile of the 'Sea Watch' and a concertina fold describing the region in which Harrison worked, its famous people and places. The work also describes John Harrison Foundation bigger architectural projects and the Foundations intentions for the next three hundred years.
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