Stock No. C1144

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A good 2-day marine chronometer by Hunt & Roskell, London c 1875

  • A good 2-day marine chronometer in its original mahogany box, signed on the silvered dial Hunt & Roskell, 156 New Bond St.t London. 13013.
      
  • The 3-tier mahogany chronometer box has brass drop handles and brass corners. The top tier has a brass plaque to the centre and the middle tier has a bone plaque engraved Hunt & Roskell. London. No. 13013.
     
  • The box measures 6 x 6 x 7 high.
     
  • The chronometer has subsidiary dials for seconds and state of wind with gold hour and minute hands.
     
  • The movement has an Earnshaw type spring detent escapement, and the inside of the bowl is stamped 31.
     
  • The chronometer is complete with its original ratchet winding key.

John Hunt, John Samuel Hunt and John Mortimer were in business at 156 New Bond Street until the end of 1843 when Mortimer retired. Robert Roskell joined the partnership in 1844, which then traded as

Hunt & Roskell, and the business remained at 156 New Bond Street until 1911. Hunt & Roskell were retailers of clocks, watches, jewellery and silver.

 

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