Exceptional Early Marine Chronometer By Important English Maker
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Exceptional Early Marine Chronometer By Important English Maker:
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IMPORTANT EARLY ENGLISH MARINE CHRONOMETER!
Offered here at NO RESERVE is a genuine mid-19th century 2-day navigational timekeeper by one of London's foremost makers. The silvered brass dial is beautifully engraved in cursive script "John Hutton 10 Mark Lane, London No. 483." The flawless dial has bold Roman numerals, 56 hour Up/Down and seconds bit at VI. The lovely Breguet-style "moon" hands are solid gold! The full size chronometer movement is a thing of beauty, with highly polished plates, blued steel screws and helical hair spring, diamond end stone, spring détente escapement and of course chain drive fusee. The large bimetallic balance is very unusual in that it has a large number of timing weights. The underside of the top plate is stamped "JH 483" and there is a matching number in the bottom of the chronometer bowl. The bottom of the bowl has a rotating spring-loaded dust cover. The chronometer is slung in gimbals with gimbal lock and chronometer winding key in the original brass-bound rosewood box with folding drop handles on the outside. On the front is the inlaid nameplate on real tusk engraved "HUTTON 483 LONDON". On the inside there is an old servicing label of Lilley &Reynolds, London. This chronometer is in good running condition. The dial measures 4 inches across and the bezel 4 7/8ths inches. The box measures 7 inches square and 7 3/4 inches high. The upper lid is a quality replacement with functional button latch. With that, the entire presentation is unmodified, untouched and original. Over 150 years old!
Tony Mercer in "Chronometer Makers of the World," 1991, NAG Press, Colchester, England, indicates that John Hutton was an innovative maker of chronometers in London from 1830-1868, and a maker for the British Admiralty as well as for the famous American firm of William Bond &Son of Boston. He was awarded a British patent for improvements to a chronometer balance for temperature and air reisitance. Mercer identifies numbers 548 and 554 as dating 1862.SELLING TERMS
PLEASE DO NOT ASK FOR A SHIPPING QUOTE UNTIL THE sale HAS ENDED. THE APPROXIMATE COST WILL BE: INSIDE THE U.S. <$100. OUTSIDE U.S. >$200.
I will professionally pack this very expensive and delicate item for FREE using the highest standards of packing! The shipment will be fully insured for the offer price.
I will consider an International sale if the buyer accepts UPS International Expedited freight charges which can run up to US$300 with full insurance and Customs documentation.I RESERVE THE RIGHT TO REJECT YOUR offer & CANCEL THIS SALE IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH THE SHIPPING COSTS!
California sales tax applies to CA residents only. UPS is the method of shipment, so I will need your physical shipping address (not a P.O. box). Because it is heavy, valuable and obviously very delicate, shipping costs are commensurate. I pack better than industry standards. Any insurance claim for damage in shipment will be yours to pursue. This item will not be cheap to ship. Shipping charges listed here are the "worst case" for the greatest distance. Likely the charges will be less.I have 100% positive response. I prefer cash, check, or m.o. and will discount your payment if made by other than PayPal. PLEASE ASK!
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