Ship's Chronometer and Case

Parkinson and Frodsham, Manufacturer

1842-1844
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Maker and Role
Parkinson and Frodsham, Manufacturer
Production Date
1842-1844
Description
Brass marine chronometer with silvered dial and complete with mahogany lockable case (Gimbal Mounts) and mahogany outer carry case with leather strap. Key attached. The chronometer has a silvered dial with black Roman numerals. The 2 hands (hour and minute) are blued and fixed at the centre of the chronometer dial. The second hand sweep is located in its own small dial just above '6'. The outer perimeter of the chronometer is marked in Arabic numerals from 5 ~ 60 indicating the number of minutes in an hour or the number of seconds in a minute. The chronometer pivots and the back has a small round slot through which the winding key can be inserted.
Media/Materials
Processed Material/Metal/Alloy/Copper Alloy/Brass
Processed Material/Glass
Organic/Vegetal/Wood/Mahogany
Signature/Marks and Type
Parkinson & Frodsham London 2707 Maker's Mark
Accession No
F120.2001
Credit Line
Parkinson and Frodsham. 1842-1844. Ship's Chronometer and Case, F120.2001. The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).
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