Marine chronometer by John Arnold

Made:
1802 in London
maker:
John Arnold
Marine chronometer by John Roger Arnold, London, c.1802

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Marine chronometer by John Roger Arnold, London, c.1802
Science Museum Group / The Clockmakers' Museum
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Marine chronometer by John Roger Arnold, London, c.1802. Gimballed mahogany box with slide shutter at top. Silvered 3-inch dial with central minute hand and subsidiary dials for hours and seconds. Signed 'Arnold, London 297'. Movement of one-day duration, with Arnold’s spring detent escapement and Z-balance. Signed on the movement ‘John R. Arnold London Invt. et Fecit No. 297’.

Bequeathed by Samuel Elliott Aktins to the museum of the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers in 1898. Clockmakers' Museum No. 612

Details

Category:
Clockmakers
Collection:
The Worshipful Company of Clockmakers
Object Number:
L2015-3492
Materials:
mahogany (wood), brass (copper, zinc alloy), steel (metal), silvered brass, glass and baize
Measurements:
overall: 184 mm x 190 mm x 173 mm,
winding key: 69 mm x 31 mm x 7 mm,
type:
marine chronometer and detent
credit:
Lent by the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers