Marine chronometer by Henry Sully

Thought to be the third ('Clock C') in a group of marine timekeepers produced to overcome the problem of finding longitude at sea.


Details

Medium:
Brass and steel
Dimensions:
Height: 26 cm
Art Fund grant:
£25,000 ( Total: £158,000)
Acquired in:
2001
Vendor:
Antiquorum

Hours and quarters are struck in passing on two bells, and the balance beats half-seconds. Located in Royal Observatory.

Provenance

Title was established when the timekeeper was exported from France to Switzerland in 1996 (legally exported with an export licence granted by France). Previous owners details remain anonymous.

Venue details

National Maritime Museum Romney Road, Greenwich, LONDON London SE10 9NF 020 8312 6608 www.rmg.co.uk/national-maritime-museum

Entry details

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