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    Sale 5361

    Christie's Interiors

    5 August 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 122

    A Regency one-day marine chronometer with experimental pivoted detent escapement

    R.C. WETENHALL, LONDON. CIRCA 1820

    Price Realised  

    A Regency one-day marine chronometer with experimental pivoted detent escapement
    R.C. Wetenhall, London. Circa 1820
    Half-plate movement with Earnshaw escapement, steel escape wheel, cut bimetallic Pennington style balance, blued steel helical balance spring, steel pivoted detent with jewelled locking stone
    5¾ in. (14.5 cm.) wide box


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    Richard Wetenhall was apprenticed 12 January 1807 to William Howells of Lambeth (1770-1814) the maker of a form of detached escapement.

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