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Chronometer

1998.521 (RS21658)

Description

Wooden box containing chronometer. 2 lids on top of box, 2 brass handles on sides. Clock is attached to box inside by 3 gears on brass ring, 2 on sides, 1 on corner. Corner gear moves so clock swings vertically. Inner clock swings horizontally.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1840-1860
Inscriptions
Stamped on face: ""PARKINSON AND FRODSHAM/ CHANOE ALLEY/ LONDON/ 1224"" Adhesive on outside of box: ""RH TUCKER SAMOSET""
Associated Building
Original to Castle Tucker (Wiscasset, Me.).
Material
brass (alloy)
glass (material)
wood (plant material)
Object type
Surveying & Navigational T&E
Descriptive terms
Brass
brass (alloy)
CHRONOMETER
chronometers
Glass
glass (material)
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
6 x 6 x 6 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1998.521
Credit Line
Gift of Miss Jane S. Tucker
GUSN
18497

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