A 19th century two-day mahogany marine chronometer Parkinson & Frodsham, Change Alley, London, number 3947. The dial further engraved S.S. BOLLINGTON GRANGE. 3

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A 19th century two-day mahogany marine chronometer
Parkinson & Frodsham, Change Alley, London, number 3947. The dial further engraved S.S. BOLLINGTON GRANGE. 3

Sold for £ 2,167 (US$ 2,791) inc. premium

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19 Jun 2019, 14:00 BST

London, New Bond Street

A 19th century two-day mahogany marine chronometer
Parkinson & Frodsham, Change Alley, London, number 3947. The dial further engraved S.S. BOLLINGTON GRANGE.
The three part case with inset brass plaque to the top and an inset maker's plaque and number plaque to the front panel over brass side handles. The 4 inch signed silvered Roman dial with minute band enclosing the blued-steel hands, subsidiary seconds dial and power reserve, the circular plates united by four turned pillars, with maintaining power to the chain fusee, the blued-steel freesprung helical spring with diamond endstone and cut and compensated bimetallic balance with circular shaped timing weights and Earnshaw type detent escapement, signed in full ' Parkinson & Frodsham, Change Alley, London' set in a heavy brass bowl suspended in gimbals with a tipsy key and case key. 19.5cms (7 1/2ins) high (3)

Footnotes

  • Parkinson & Frodsham was founded at 4 Change Alley, Cornhill in 1801. They specialised in both marine and pocket chronometers. The firm soon developed an extensive export trade, chiefly in Northern Europe, in addition to supplying the Admiralty and a number of shipping companies.

    The mid section of the case carries two printed labels, one for Kelvin, Bottomley and Baird (obscured) and another for Kelvin & Hughes 'Cleaned London, June 1949'.
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