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AN ENGLISH MAHOGANY AND BRASS-BOUND TWO-DAY MARINE CHRONOMETER
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AN ENGLISH MAHOGANY AND BRASS-BOUND TWO-DAY MARINE CHRONOMETER

BY RICHARD HORNBY, LIVERPOOL, NO.1001, SECOND QUARTER 19TH CENTURY

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AN ENGLISH MAHOGANY AND BRASS-BOUND TWO-DAY MARINE CHRONOMETER
BY RICHARD HORNBY, LIVERPOOL, NO.1001, SECOND QUARTER 19TH CENTURY
The three-tier box with brass cartouche to the lid and mother-of-pearl roundel to the front, brass bowl and gimbal, 82 mm. diameter Roman and Arabic dial with subsidiary 56-hour up/down and seconds rings, signed 'Rich.d Hornby Liverpool/No.1001', gold hands, the plain movement plates joined by four ringed pillars, chain fusee, Earnshaw escapement with segmental heat compensation weights, blued steel steel helical spring and flat strip steel detente; later key
the box -- 6¼ in. (16 cm.) square
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Lot Essay

Richard Hornby is recorded in Liverpool directories in Pool Lane (renamed South Castle Street) from 1810 to 1864. The Time Museum Catalogue of Chronometers, A.G. Randall, 1992, p 202.
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