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    Sale 7604

    Important Clocks and Marine Chronometers

    1 July 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 19

    An English mahogany and ebony-strung eight day mantel chronometer

    THOMAS MERCER, ST. ALBANS, NO.809. CIRCA 1946

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    An English mahogany and ebony-strung eight day mantel chronometer
    Thomas Mercer, St. Albans, No.809. Circa 1946
    The case with bevel-glazed panels to the top and sides and raised on adjustable bun feet, the engraved silvered dial with Roman chapters and signed THOMAS MERCER LTD ST. ALBANS, ENG., subsidiary seconds ring below XII, with up/down sector above VI, brass stop/start button between XII and I, blued steel hands, the single chain fusee movement with maintaining power, heavy rectangular spotted brass plates secured by four gilt-brass double-screwed baluster pillars, the gilt-brass rectangular escapement platform with cut bi-metallic balance with circular heat compensation weights, polished steel helical balance spring, Earnshaw-type spring detent escapement with jewelled locking stone, the brass seatboard punch numbered 809 to the underside; tipsy winding key
    11¾ in. (30 cm.) high


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    Two mantel chronometers of related design were sold, Christie's London, Important Clocks Including a Fine Collection of Industrial, Automaton and Astronomical Clocks, 4 July 2007, lot 28 and lot 29.

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    Saleroom Notice

    The tipsy winding key is not the original to the clock.