JOHN POOLE, N° 2099
JOHN POOLE, N° 2099

JOHN POOLE, N° 2099

c. 1840 57 Fenchurch Street, London

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A fine quality brass bound mahogany cased marine chronometer of 2 day duration by this celebrated maker to the British Admiralty. The circular silvered dial is signed John Poole, Maker to the Admiralty, 57 Fenchurch St, London and numbered 2099 with subsidiary up and down and seconds dials and gold hands.

The movement is of fine quality and has a spring detent chronometer escapement with maintaining power and all the associated mechanical refinements. These include heavy bimetallic compensated balance wheel, blued steel helical hairspring and jewelled endstone. The movement is contained within a gimballed brass surround and the exceptional faded mahogany box has an observation lid, brass bound corners and raised carrying handles.

Dimensions: 7 in (18 cm) square

* John Poole who is recorded as working between 1818 and 1867 was a noted chronometer maker and best known for his experimentations with auxiliary compensation and chronometer escapements.
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John Poole, 57 Fenchurch St. London. 2099.
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