Marine chronometer by Vissière

Made:
1780-1799 in Argenteuil
Marine chronometer by Vissière, Argenteuil, France, 1780-1800 Marine chronometer by Vissière, Argenteuil, France, 1780-1800

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Marine chronometer by Vissière, Argenteuil, France, 1780-1800
Science Museum Group /The Clockmakers' Museum
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

Marine chronometer by Vissière, Argenteuil, France, 1780-1800
Science Museum Group /The Clockmakers' Museum
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

Marine chronometer by Vissière, Argenteuil, France, 1780-1800. Gimballed wooden box, of which the bottom of the brass casing is weighted. Enamel dial, with a centre seconds hand, separate hour and minute rings and up-and-down indicator at the base. Signed 'Vissière Argenteuil (Seine et Oise) No. 121'. Fusee movement with spring detent escapement, two-arm compensation balance and helical balance-spring without terminal curves. Movement signed 'Vissière, No. 121'. This chronometer originally formed part of the collection of the Reverand Henry Nelthropp. Clockmakers' Museum No. 608

Details

Category:
Clockmakers
Collection:
The Worshipful Company of Clockmakers
Object Number:
L2015-3490
Measurements:
overall: 170 mm x 175 mm x 165 mm,
dial: 78 mm
type:
marine chronometer and detent escapement
credit:
Lent by the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers