A fine and interesting late 18th century journeyman's precision movement with one-minute passing strike  The replacement dial signed Jno. Monk, London
Lot 152
A fine and interesting late 18th century journeyman's precision movement with one-minute passing strike The replacement dial signed Jno. Monk, London
Sold for £1,125 (US$ 1,838) inc. premium

Lot Details
A fine and interesting late 18th century journeyman's precision movement with one-minute passing strike  The replacement dial signed Jno. Monk, London
A fine and interesting late 18th century journeyman's precision movement with one-minute passing strike
The replacement dial signed Jno. Monk, London
The tall rectangular plates with slightly arched top, measuring 8 3/8ths x 2 3/4s of an inch and united by four knopped pillars, the movement with train wheels of six crossings to a deadbeat 'scape wheel activating the passing strike every minute via a hammer and bell mounted on the backplate, now mounted with a rectangular one-piece silvered dial with twin Arabic 0-60 dials for running seconds and minutes, with blued steel hands The dial 21.5cms x 13.5 cms (8.5ins x 5.25ins)

Footnotes

  • Journeyman timers like this were taken by Captain Cook on his 1761 and 1769 expeditions to observe the Transit of Venus.
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