Marine chronometer by Charles Shepherd

Made:
1840-1850 in London
maker:
Shepherd, Charles
L2015-3640_(0002) L2015-3640_(0001)

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L2015-3640_(0002)
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Marine chronometer by Charles Shepherd, London, c.1845. Gimballed wooden box with brass fittings. Silvered dial with subsidiary seconds and an up-and-down indicator, signed ‘Charles Shepherd, Leadenhall St. London 390’. Steel hands. Fusee movement with spring detent escapement, compensated two-arm balance and helical spring. 2 day duration.

Clockmakers' Museum No. 766

Details

Category:
Clockmakers
Collection:
The Worshipful Company of Clockmakers
Object Number:
L2015-3640
Materials:
mahogany (wood), brass (copper, zinc alloy), steel (metal), glass, silvered brass and diamond
Measurements:
overall: 157 mm x 165 mm x 150 mm,
type:
marine chronometer
credit:
Lent by the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers