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The Up and Down dial (state of wind) is graduated 0-56 (hours). The case, veneered in coromandel, has a brass curved mould to protect the top edges and within this double brass stringing which is repeated to the front of the case. To the centre of the lid is an attractively shaped plaque, possibly for the owner's name or the name of the ship for which it was commissioned. A mother-of-pearl plaque to the front of the case reads ' D. McGregor & Co. Glasgow and Greenock. J/5816.
The two day movement is of standard design. There are 'flush' brass handles to either side of the case which measures 7.2" x 7.2" x 8" high (18.5 x 18.5 x 20cm). The case of this chronometer has been made to such a high standard that it would seem likely that it was ordered for a private yacht or ship so as to impress those seeing it, rather than having been provided for a commercial vessel.
This chronometer comes with a mahogany travelling case with padded interior.
D. McGregor & Co. are recorded as working at 30 Clyde Place, Glasgow between 1860
and 1917 and 37-38 Clyde Place Glasgow between 1865 and 1917, and Greenock from
1860 - 1880. From 1880 they became McGregor and Son.