Eight-day ship's chronometer

Made:
1790-1808
maker:
George Margetts

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Eight-day ship's chronometer by George Margetts, London, England, 1790-1808. Made for Capt. Sir Thomas Williams, R.N., with two photographs and two letters.

Details

Category:
Time Measurement
Object Number:
1920-568 Pt1
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), enamel, fabric, glass, steel (metal) and wood (unidentified)
type:
instrument component
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • measuring device - instrument
  • timepiece
  • component - object
credit:
On loan from Mrs J Williamson and Bruno Roberts