Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

John Poole

From Graces Guide

Maker of Chronometers, of Fenchurch St, London

An important invention was "Pooles Auxilary Compensation", which corrected for low temperature error.

1844&54 Won the Greenwich trials twice, achieving the highest accuracy rates of the day.

1867 Won gold medal at the Paris Exhibition

Shortly after, John Poole took his own life

The business was carried on by his brother James

1870 The firm moved from the Fenchurch St address

See Also

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Sources of Information

  • Antique Marine Chronometers [1]