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AN EIGHT-DAY MARINE CHRONOMETER

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AN EIGHT-DAY MARINE CHRONOMETER
Daniel's, Liverpool, No. 14012

the silvered dial signed and numbered DANIEL'S LIVERPOOL 14012, Roman hour numeral chapter within an outer minute chapter with Arabic five minute intermarkers, gold hour and minute hands, subsidiary seconds and up-and-down dials, with blued steel hands, main frame assembly with cylindrical pillars carrying fusee, centre wheel back pivot, barrel with separate bridge, the barrel cover with six radial cut slots, large sector sub-frame assembly with square section 'T' pillars and small chain guard protector, carrying remainder of train and Earnshaw escapement, cut bimetallic balance, segmental heat compensation weights, palladium helical balance spring, spring foot detent planted above the top plate with jewelled locking stone, brass bowl with convex glass, brass-bound three-tier rosewood box with oval shaped bone ivory plaque to front of middle section inscribed Daniel's, LIVERPOOL, external brass drop handles, the small scallop plate inscribed Wind up to the Left Hand Once A Week
106mm. dial diam., 200mm. sq. box

Lot Essay

Henry Daniels & Son are recorded in Liverpool at 39 Castle Street, 1824; 9 St. George Crescent 1844-1848; 67 Lord Street 1853-1868.
No. 14012 is similar in design to the chronometers of James Hatton and Clement Harris.
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