Marine Chronometer

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1590/17: JOHANNSEN, LONDON: a good 2-day MARINE CHRONOMETER in perfect working order. Housed in its brass-bound mahogany case the double lids open to reveal the chronometer set within gymbals which can be locked into place. The 56-hour fusee movement with its helical hairspring features an engraved silvered dial with subsidiary seconds and "Up-and-Down" dials, whilst to one corner can be found the original brass "tipsy-turvy" winding key. The case: 7.5ins x 7.5ins when closed. *Asmus Johannsen founded his company in 1859 becoming renown chronometer makers for the Admiralty and the Indian Navy amongst others.

c.1900

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£2950