Marine Chronometer by Mercer, 1860-1930

Made:
1850-1880 in St Albans
maker:
Thomas Mercer

Buy this image as a print 

License this image for commercial use at Science and Society Picture Library

Science Museum Group
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Two-day Marine chronometer, by Thomas Mercer, St Albans, no.12827, in ebony case, 1860-1930

Details

Category:
Time Measurement
Object Number:
1931-716
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), ebony, elinvar (alloy including nickel, steel and chromium), glass and mother-of-pearl
Measurements:
overall (open, as displayed): 305 mm x 189 mm x 288 mm, 5.234 kg
overall (closed): 194 mm x 189 mm x 193 mm,
type:
chronometer, balance wheel, hairspring and spring-driven clock
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • measuring device - instrument
  • timepiece
credit:
Thomas Mercer Ltd.

Cite this page

Rights

We encourage the use and reuse of our collection data.


Data in the title, made, maker and details fields are released under Creative Commons Zero


Descriptions and all other text content are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 licence

Using our data

Download

Download catalogue entry as json

View manifest in IIIF viewer

Add to Animal Crossing Art Generator

Download manifest IIIF

Our records are constantly being enhanced and improved, but please note that we cannot guarantee the accuracy of any information shown on this website.