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May 4, 2013 10:00 AMCalender

T.S. & J.D. Negus Two-day Break Circuit Chronometer

Auction: Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2652M Location: Marlborough Date / Time: May 04, 2013 10:00AM


T.S. & J.D. Negus Two-day Break Circuit Chronometer, No. 1254, New York, c. 1860, 4-in. silvered 24-hour silvered Arabic numeral dial marked with maker's name and serial number as above, UP-DOWN indicator and seconds dial, gold hour, minute, and indicator hands, blued second hand, screw fit bezel marked U.S. Navy, two-day chain fusee movement with maintaining power, two-arm split, bi-metallic balance and helical hairspring mounted in a gimbaled brass bowl, all in a brass-bound, three-tiered rosewood box with printed instructions inside the lid, inset mother-of-pearl plaque marked BREAK CIRCUIT, two wire connection terminals and tipsey key, boxed ht. 7 3/4 in.
Estimate $3,500-4,500

Chronometer in running condition, presently corked.

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United States Navy