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A DANISH BRASS-MOUNTED AND INLAID MAHOGANY TWO DAY MARINE CHRONOMETER
A DANISH BRASS-MOUNTED AND INLAID MAHOGANY TWO DAY MARINE CHRONOMETER

KRILLE KESSELS, ALTONA, NO. 1520. MID-19TH CENTURY

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A DANISH BRASS-MOUNTED AND INLAID MAHOGANY TWO DAY MARINE CHRONOMETER KRILLE KESSELS, ALTONA, NO. 1520. MID-19TH CENTURY BOX: three-tier, with brass handles, simulated ivory roundel to front signed 'KRILLE 1520', brass bowl and gimbal, lock plate stamped 'KRILLE ALTONA' DIAL: 85mm. diameter silvered and engraved dial with seconds to the top and power reserve ('ZIEH/AUF') below, signed 'KRILLE KESSELS/ALTONA NACHFOLGER/NO. 1520', gold hands (blues steel seconds) MOVEMENT: single chain fusee with maintaining power, Earnshaw spring detent, bimetallic balance with segmental compensation weights and blued steel helical balance spring; tipsy winding key 6¾ in. (17 cm.) high; 6 in. (15 cm.) wide; 6 in. (15 cm.) deep

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A chronometer maker of repute, Krille is recorded in Altona in the mid-19th Century.

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