Lot 442: Arnold & Dent Two-Day Marine Chronometer
December 2, 2016
Hillsborough, NC, USALive Auction
English, mid-19th century, the 3.5 in. dial engraved "Arnold & Dent. / 84. Strand London No 1310," subsidiary dials for seconds and wind status are present, key-wound fusee movement, the instrument on gimbel mount under glass in a three-part lidded mahogany case having brass side handles and a key hole escutcheon, the lid's interior affixed with an early 20th century metal plate detailing proper shipping procedure.
Case 5 3/4 x 5 5/8 x 5 5/8 in.
Condition Report: The front panel of the case lid is missing its ivory maker's inlay; overall exterior wear and dings from normal use; case key missing; pinpoint flecks of white paint on the top; wood loss at one hinge. Currently not running.