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    Re: Lunar trouble, need help
    From: Richard B. Langley
    Date: 2008 Jul 8, 23:47 -0300

    Tompion watches:
    Might be useful:
    The Story of Watches
    By Theodore Patrick Camerer Cuss
    Published in 1952.
    -- Richard Langley
    On Tue, 8 Jul 2008, Ken Muldrew wrote:
    >On 8 Jul 2008 at 19:57, George Huxtable wrote:
    >> Responding to my question about watches used at sea at the start of the 18th
    >> century, Ken Muldrew quoted from _The_Industrious_Revolution_ by Jan de
    >> Vries (CUP 2008)
    >>  "[deletia] ... Parisian inventories reveal
    >> that as early as 1700, 13 percent of servants and 5 percent of wage earners
    >> owned a watch."
    >> and I had asked for details about that "pocket globe" and for any quoted
    >> references.
    >The reference for the Parisian inventories is:
    >Daniel Roche, Le Peuple de Paris. Essais sur la culture populaire au XVIIIe siecle
    >(Paris: Aubier Montaigne, 1981), p. 226.
    >I forgot to include it in my first reply...sorry about that.
    >Ken Muldrew.
     Richard B. Langley                            E-mail: lang@unb.ca
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