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Lot 84*
A late 19th century brass bound mahogany two day marine chronometer Richard Hornby, Liverpool, No 265
Sold for £1,750 (US$ 2,941) inc. premium
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A late 19th century brass bound mahogany two day marine chronometer
Richard Hornby, Liverpool, No 265
Chain fusee movement with maintaining power, diamond endstone to a freesprung blued steel helical spring with terminal curve to an Earnshaw type detent escapement and cut and compensated bimetallic balance, signed and numbered 3.5 inch silvered dial with subsidiaries for state of wind in 3 hour divisions, and running seconds under a heavy bevelled glass in a gimballed bowl, the later mahogany case with brass mounted corners
The box 16.5cm (6.5in) wide.

Footnotes

  • The Ledger of Receipts and Issues of Chronometers reveals that this chronometer was one of a batch sold to the Indian Government in 1894.

    We are grateful to Jonathan Betts at the National Maritime Museum for this information.
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