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Auction: Auction 15.05.1997
was auctioned on: 15 May 1997
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A Victorian eight-day marine chronometer by French No. 8029 (circa 1865). The silvered dial sigen French, Royal Exchange, LONDON, No. 8029 , Roman hour nemerals, subsidiary seconds dial finely engraved with half-second intermarkers, up-and-down dial,...

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Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000
ca. US$3,267 - US$4,901
Price realised:  £2,070
ca. US$3,382
Lot number 118, Views: 21

A Victorian eight-day marine chronometer by French No. 8029 (circa 1865). The silvered dial sigen French, Royal Exchange, LONDON, No. 8029 , Roman hour nemerals, subsidiary seconds dial finely engraved with half-second intermarkers, up-and-down dial, blued steel hands, main-frame assembly inscribed French, Royal Exchange, London, No. 8029 carrying three barrel and centre wheel, circular sub-frame assembly carrying remainder of train. Cut bi-metallic balance with cylindrical heat compensation weights, blued steel helical balance spring, dovetail spring detent with jewelled locking stone to side of banking block, in brass bowl with both later gimballed ring and two-tier plain mahogany box with external brass handles -- 4¼in. (10.8cm.) dial dia See illustration

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: Auction 15.05.1997
Date of the auction: 15 May 1997
Address: Christie's
London, South Kensington