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Eight-Day Chronometer by Barrauds & Lund

Auction:
2170
Lot:
261
Sold for:
$7,638$6,500

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Auction:
Sale #2170 - 2170
Location:
Bolton
Date / Time :
May 03, 2003 10:00AM

Description:

Eight-Day Chronometer by Barrauds & Lund, London, circa 1840, No. 2/717, with silvered dial, Roman numerals, blued hands, subsidiary seconds dial, up/down indicator and (replacement?) brass bowl marked U. S. Navy BU Ships, 24-1943, Gerald Chittenden, lacquered-brass gimbal and three-tier mahogany case with drop handles and mother of pearl badge, 5 1/2 in. square.

Research has found the name Gerald Chittenden as a second place winner of an O. Henry Award for literature in 1921 for a short story entitled The Victim of His Vision which appeared in Scribner's Magazine.
Estimate $3,000-5,000

Keywords

Gerald Chittenden, London, United States Navy, Scribner's Magazine, Brass instrument, Mahogany