John Harrison – Wikipedia

April 28, 2019

Also, Longitude
The maker of H1 to H4

Harrison’s last home was 12, Red Lion Square, in the Holborn district of London.[23] There is a plaque dedicated to Harrison on the wall of Summit House, a 1925 modernist office block, on the south side of the square. A memorial tablet to Harrison was unveiled in Westminster Abbey on 24 March 2006, finally recognising him as a worthy companion to his friend George Graham and Thomas Tompion, ‘The Father of English Watchmaking’, who are both buried in the Abbey.

Today the restored H1, H2, H3 and H4 timepieces can be seen on display in the Royal Observatory at Greenwich. H1, H2 and H3 still work: H4 is kept in a stopped state because, unlike the first three, it requires oil for lubrication and so will degrade as it runs. H5 is owned by the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers of London, and was previously on display at the Clockmakers’ Museum in the Guildhall, London, as part of the Company’s collection; since 2015 the collection has been displayed in the Science Museum, London.