A mid 19th century brass-bound mahogany two-day marine chronometer
Thomas L. Ainsley, 16 Market Place, South Shields, No 2305
the case with inset circular signature plaque label and recessed 'campaign' style handles (upper lid now removed), the signed and numbered 4 inch silvered Roman dial with up-and-down subsidiary dial at XII and running seconds dial at VI, with blued steel and gold hands, the chain fusee movement with spotted plates, the freesprung blued steel helical balance spring with diamond endstone and bimetallic balance with Poole's auxilliary compensation, with maintaining power to the chain fusee and Earnshaw type detent escapement, hung in a numbered bowl with sprung-shuttered bottom suspended within brass gimbals with side lock and tipsy key, the case 18cms (7 1/8ins) wide.
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