Chronometer with case and accessories

c. 1800
Thomas Prest
John Arnold and Son

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Two-day chronometer by John Arnold and Son, with case, no.43/133 and accessories. With inscription "Thos Prest August 10th 1792", scratched on great wheel, Prest was apprenticed to John Arnold and foreman to his son at Chigwell (see part records)

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Time Measurement
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horizontal cross bar: brass and steel
chronometer, balance wheel, detent escapement and spring-driven clock
  • furnishing and equipment
  • measuring device - instrument
  • timepiece
Mr. Samuel J. P. Edgcumbe

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