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2089/19: A rather special two-day MARINE CHRONOMETER by the famous maker M.J. Dent, within its original coromandel-wood 3-tier case. This chronometer, within gymbals, is of traditional 54-hour duration with subsidiary dials for seconds and state of the winding whilst both hour & minute hands are of gold. The movement, which is in perfect working order, features spring detente escapement and “Harrisons” maintaining power. The silvered dial is engraved with the maker and number (29479) indicating a date of c1875. Complete with original winding key. *Marine chronometers by Dent are rare, particularly in coromandel-wood cases... c.1875

chronometer, clock, Dent, marine


2074/19: A fine quality mid-late 19th century MARINE CHRONOMETER in full working order. The mahogany case with its two hinged lids opens to reveal the chronometer mounted within its original brass gymbals. The original 56-hour fusee movement with chronometer escapement features gold hands and a silvered engraved dial signed: "John Poole, maker to the Admiralty, 57 Fenchurch Street, London." Subsidiary seconds dial; "Up-and-Down dial and original 'tipsy' key. *John Poole was a chronometer maker of considerable note; the dial shows a date of 1867 ~ the business moved in 1870, so this can be dated within those three years. c.1870

chronometer, clock, marine