Kendall's K1 timekeeper by Larcum Kendall

Kendall's K1 timekeeper

Larcum Kendall

Fine art poster

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  • Amazing giclée print quality
  • 240gsm thick fine art print paper
  • 100+ year colour guarantee
  • Dimensions:
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    • by cm excluding border ( by in)

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Kendall's K1 timekeeper

K1 was a copy of H4 made by Kendall for Õú500, at the request of the Board of Longtitude to make sure that H4 could be reproduced by other watchmakers. It was issued to Captain James Cook on his second and third voyages of discovery to the South Seas in 1772-75 and 1776-79 in order to try out its effectiveness. At first Cook was a little sceptical but the watch behaved so well he learned to trust it, referring to it in his log as his 'never failing guide'. It was thus K1 which proved to a doubting scientific establishment that H4's success was no fluke.
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  • Image reference: L7650-001

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We use a 240gsm fine art paper and premium branded inks to create the perfect reproduction.

Our expertise and use of high-quality materials means that our print colours are independently verified to last between 100 and 200 years.

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All products are printed in the UK, using the latest digital presses and a giclée printmaking process.

We only use premium branded inks, and colours are independently verified to last between 100 and 200 years.

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We print everything to order so delivery times may vary but all unframed prints are despatched within 2-4 days via courier or recorded mail.

Due to the coronovirus pandemic and Brexit situation, current shipping times may be longer, particularly for destinations outside the UK.

Delivery to the UK is £5 for an unframed print of any size.

We will happily replace your order if everything isn’t 100% perfect.