Antique two-day marine chronometer by Thomas Roberts of Liverpool

Antique two-day marine chronometer by Thomas Roberts of Liverpool

c. 1865 England

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A good quality rosewood cased marine chronometer of 2 day duration by Thomas Roberts of Liverpool, chronometer maker to the British Admiralty.

The circular silvered and engraved dial is fully signed and numbered 5425, and has subsidiary dials and up-and-down-dials, with gold hands.

The movement with spotted plates and spring detent escapement is of high quality and includes many horological refinements, notably, substantial bimetallic compensated balance wheel with helical spring and jewelled endstone.

The rosewood three tier case is brass bound and bears a signature plate to the front.


Excellent
Thomas Roberts is recorded as working in Liverpool between 1860 and 1873.
See: 'Chronometer Makers of the World' by Tony Mercer; page 230
Dimensions
Height 7.00 inch (17.78 cm)
Width 7.00 inch (17.78 cm)
Depth 7.00 inch (17.78 cm)
Medium
Rosewood
Signed/Inscribed
1865
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