Marine 2 day chronometer, Robert Roskell, Liverpool "Maker To The Admiralty, 1430/58966" - Brass, Mahogany, Rosewood - mid 19th century

Description
Marine 2 day chronometer, Robert Roskell, Liverpool "Maker To The Admiralty, 1430/58966" - Brass, Mahogany, Rosewood - mid 19th century
England

This article is something very exceptional and rarely offered, an authentic Robt Roskell Liverpool ship clock 1430/58966 maker to the admiralty. Two-days marine chronometer with 56-hour power reserve indicator.
The state of preservation is exceptional, the clock works perfectly and keeps the two keys of its two boxes, as you can see the clock goes in a hardwood box and this box in turn is installed into another hardwood box surrounded by a leather strap. This is one of those few chances to get hold of a piece that is rarely found. Total guarantee of operation.

1853 serial numbers, from 1411/58187
Literature: Tony Mercer (1991) Chronometer Makers of the World, p. 231-232.
Cecil Clutton (1973) Britten's Old Clocks & Watches & Their Makers p. 478-479.

195 x 195 x 190 mm

Lot details
Object
Marine 2 day chronometer, Robert Roskell, Liverpool "Maker To The Admiralty, 1430/58966"
Material
Brass, Mahogany, Rosewood
Designer/ Artist
Robert Roskell
Manufacturer/ Brand
"Robt Roskell, Liverpool Maker To The Admiralty 1430/58966"
Model/ Name
"Robt Roskell, Liverpool Maker To The Admiralty 1430/58966"
Estimated Period
Mid 19th century
Country of Origin
England
Condition
Good condition - used with small signs of aging & blemishes
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