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Parkinson & Frodsham Two-day Marine Chronometer

Auction:
2946M
Lot:
789
Sold for:
$2,583$2,100

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2946M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
October 28, 2016 10:00AM

Description:

Parkinson & Frodsham Two-day Marine Chronometer, Change Alley, London, No. 1850, the 3-in. dia. silvered brass roman numeral dial engraved Parkinson & Frodsham, Change Alley, London 1850, seconds dial, blued-steel hands, screw-fit bezel with convex glass, brass bowl suspended in gimbals with a spring-loaded locking plate, internal bayonet-fit dust cover with two blued leaf springs fitted to cushion the assembly in the gimbaled bowl, 2 1/8-in. dia. chain drive fusee movement with damascened plates engraved Parkinson & Frodsham, Change Alley, London, and Re-Sprung by Frodsham & Keen, Liverpool, spring detent escapement, split bimetallic balance with keystone heat compensation weights, diamond endstone, blued helical hairspring, pillar screws, set up ratchet and pawl, fitted in a three-tier mahogany box with brass carrying handles, brass escutcheon, vacant rectangular ivory boss, and glazed viewing cover, ht. 7, wd. 6 1/2, dp. 6 1/2 in.

Note: The sale/purchase and exportation/importation of ivory and all other endangered species may fall under various federal, state, and international restrictions. The buyer of this lot is solely responsible for understanding all applicable restrictions prior to purchase.
Estimate $3,000-5,000

currently working, original blued hands, little wear to silvering, no chips to glass, key marked 2817, not a tipsy key


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

London, Alley, Frodsham, Land transport, Road transport, Transport