WILLIAM REID
WILLIAM REID

WILLIAM REID

c. 1830 Ball Alley, Lombard Street

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A rare early 3 ½ inch dial 2-Day marine chronometer with a convex glass. It is mounted on a gimbal in a beautifully patinated brass bound mahogany box with raised swanneck carrying handles.
The 2-day movement has a split compensated balance of standard pattern, gold hands, and an unusual crescent shaped up and down indicator mounted on the dial between III. It bears a number of similarities to movements signed Parkinson and Frodsham from the early period.
Inside the lid there is an original 19th century repair label signed E. Dent and Co.

Date: circa 1830

Height: 6 ¾ in (17 cm)
Width: 6 ½ in (16.5 cm)
Depth: 6 ½ in (16.5 cm)


* William Reid is listed on page 647 of Brian Loomes’s ‘Clockmakers of the World’ as working in Ball Alley, circa 1830. He is also recorded on page 227 of Tony Mercer’s ‘Chronometer Makers of the World’ where other examples of his work are cited.

Small early chronometers of this quality and originality are increasingly rare and hard to find.
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Wm REID, BALL ALLEY LOMBARD St.
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