A fine last quarter of the 19th century coromandel eight day marine chronometer with staple balance M.F.Dent, 33 Cockspur St., Chronometer maker to the Queen, London, No 29735
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A fine last quarter of the 19th century coromandel eight day marine chronometer with staple balance M.F.Dent, 33 Cockspur St., Chronometer maker to the Queen, London, No 29735
Sold for £13,750 (US$ 23,111) inc. premium
Auction Details
A fine last quarter of the 19th century coromandel eight day marine chronometer with staple balance M.F.Dent, 33 Cockspur St., Chronometer maker to the Queen, London, No 29735 A fine last quarter of the 19th century coromandel eight day marine chronometer with staple balance M.F.Dent, 33 Cockspur St., Chronometer maker to the Queen, London, No 29735
Lot Details
A fine last quarter of the 19th century coromandel eight day marine chronometer with staple balance
M.F.Dent, 33 Cockspur St., Chronometer maker to the Queen, London, No 29735
The three-part case with signed and numbered circular plaque and recessed side handles, the weighted bowl with sprung winding cover and set in a pair of lockable gimbals, the interior of the case further set with a safety winding key, the signed and numbered 4.75 inch silvered Roman dial with outer minute track and gold hands, subsidiary dials for state of wind and running seconds under a flat glass with angled sight ring, the substantial spotted gilt movement with sub-plate carrying the freesprung diamond endstone to a white metal helical spring of ten turns terminating in a cut and compensated staple balance and Earnshaw spring detent escapement, with maintaining power to the chain fusee The case 21cms (8.25ins) wide.

Footnotes

  • Dent 29735 was supplied by Hammersley in 1883, see Mercer, Edward John Dent and his Successors, AHS, 1977, p702.
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