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John Fletcher Two-day Chronometer

Auction:
2724M
Lot:
456
Sold for:
$3,690$3,000

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2724M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
May 03, 2014 10:00AM

Description:

John Fletcher Two-day Chronometer, No. 1501, 48 Lombard St., London, c. 1855, 4-in. silvered dial with subsidiary seconds and up/down indicator, marked with maker's name, location and number as above, full plate, chain fusee, movement with helical hairspring, split bi-metallic balance with adjusting screws and a spring detent escapement, in a gimbaled brass bowl, all housed in a brass-bound, three-tier, rosewood box with inset side handles and a plaque marked as the dial, ht. 6 3/4 in.
Estimate $4,000-6,000

Chronometer is fully functional. Some wear to dial silvering. Slight losses to box plaque.


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.

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