c.1840 English Mantle Chronometer

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c.1840 English Mantle Chronometer
Inv. #: e72

Early 19th century chronometer clock with shaped plates, a detached escapement and an engine-turned gilt dial with an integrated seconds dial. The whole stands on a circular Rosewood base with dome.


The engine-turned gilt dial has intersecting chapters, a silvered dial plate, Roman numerals for the hours and chronometer style hands.


The eight-day fusee movement has shaped plates, four turned pillars screwed front and back, maintaining power, well-cut gears with either 5 or 6 spokes and stands on 4 conical shaped feet on a silvered plate. The horizontally mounted balance platform has a detent escapement, a bimetallic balance wheel with both timing and compensation screws and a helical shaped balance spring. The detent is partly dovetailed into the foot and has depthing adjustment screw .


For a similar detent see: ‘Marine and Pocket Chronometers, Bertele’, fig. 197b.

Size: Clock only - 6.5in.
Total height - 8.75in.

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