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Michael Rupp Eight-day Marine Chronometer

Auction:
2804M
Lot:
204
Sold for:
$4,305$3,500

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2804M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
April 25, 2015 10:00AM

Description:

Michael Rupp Eight-day Marine Chronometer, New York, c. 1900, no. 1359, 5-in. silvered Roman numeral dial with subsidiary seconds and up/down sector marked Michael Rupp & Co., New York, No. 1359, chain fusee movement with spring detent escapement, maintaining power, split bi-metallic balance, helical balance spring, in a fully gimbaled brass bowl with screw bezel, three-tier, brass-bound, mahogany box with inset brass carrying handles and mother-of-pearl maker's plate, ht. 8 1/2 in.

Note: Included in this lot is the outer mahogany transportation case and papers for cleaning and timing of the chronometer and photos of the ship it was used on, the Stanley H. Miner.
Estimate $1,000-2,000

The chronometer is currently running. Outer carrying case has a split across the top.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Michael Rupp Eight-day, Michael Rupp & Co., outer mahogany transportation case