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Two-Day Marine Chronometer by Bliss & Creighton

Auction:
2502
Lot:
516
Sold for:
$3,437$2,900

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2502
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
May 01, 2010 10:00AM

Description:

Two-Day Marine Chronometer by Bliss & Creighton, New York, No. 1897, circa 1850, the three-tier brass bound mahogany box with applied boss stating in part A.L. Willings & Co... Chronometer Specialists, Middlesbrough., recessed side carrying handles, lacquered brass gimbals and bowl, 3 3/4 in. dia. silvered brass dial signed Bliss & Creighton, New York, No. 1897, 56-hour up-down indicator, seconds dial and marked Patent, blued steel hands, chain fusee split plate movement with spring detent escapement, split balance with four adjustment screws and two brass weights, helical hairspring and back of dial plate stamped 1897 all with an outer padded felt mahogany box with leather carrying handle, inner box ht. 7 3/4 x 7 1/4 in.

Note: Bliss & Creighton's patent is discussed in Antiquarian Horological Journal, Autumn, 1977.
Estimate $1,000-1,500

Movement runs well but has not been cleaned in some time, no significant repairs or replacements.

Keywords

Creighton, A.L. Willings & Co., steel hands, Clocks, Horology, Marine chronometer, Measurement, Time, Watches