The Quartz Clock, Invented by a Canadian

The inventor of the quartz clock is Warren Marrison, a Canadian-born, Telecommunications Engineer, working at Bell Laboratories in Holmdel, NJ, USA. His invention is based on the regular oscillation of a quartz crystal in an electronic circuit, this proved to be more accurate than any of the best mechanical clocks at the time.

For More Information:

  • Quartz clock – Wikipedia
    A quartz clock is a clock that uses an electronic oscillator that is regulated by a quartz crystal to keep time. This crystal oscillator creates a signal with very precise frequency, so that quartz clocks are at least an order of magnitude more accurate than mechanical clocks.
  • Warren Marrison : Timely Work: Brant Gibbard’s Genealogy Pages
    First Graduate of the Queen’s University engineering physics program; inventor of the first quartz watch.
    Thanks Queen’s University alumnus Warren Marrison for the fact that you have a wristwatch that keeps proper time.
Date:
      1927
Name(s):
      Warren Marrison
Occupation:
      Telecommunications Engineer
Company:
      Bell Laboratories
Location:
      Holmdel, NJ, USA

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