Pierre de Rivaz

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Pierre de Rivaz marine clock circa 1750.

Pierre de Rivaz (1711 – 1772) was a French clockmaker of the 18th century, from Saint-Gingolph.[1] He built a clock in 1740 that was powered by variations in air temperature and pressure,[2] a type of Atmos clock.

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  1. ^ Williams, Kim (2005). Two Cultures: Essays in Honour of David Speiser. Springer Science & Business Media. p. 87. ISBN 3-7643-7186-2. 
  2. ^ Callaway, Edgar H. (2003). Wireless sensor networks: architectures and protocols. CRC Press. p. 157. ISBN 0-203-50070-9.