Lot 163
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John Roger Arnold, London

Estimate
5,000 - 7,000 CHF
Sold
9,375 CHF
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Description

  • A FINE AND UNUSUAL 8-DAY MARINE CHRONOMETER IN A LATER OAK MANTLE CASE 
    NO 552 CIRCA 1825
  • Gilt brass and walnut wood
• crescent-shaped main frame containing the fusee, spring barrel and maintaining power, the sub-frame containing the rest of the wheel train and Arnold's spring detent escapement, diamond endstone, bi-metallic balance with blued helical spring, • enamel dial, black Roman numerals, blued steel hands for the up/down sector and subsidiary seconds, gold pear hands for the time • brass bowl formerly gimballed • later oak and pollard oak Gothic-revival case • dial and movement signed and numbered 

Catalogue Note

In 1830, John Roger Arnold and Edward John Dent entered into an agreement of ten years. In the last years of John Rogers life, from 1840 to 1843, the firm was titled J.R. Arnold and was located at 84 The Strand.  This lasted until his death in 1843.  Following his death the firm was purchased by Charles Frodsham.
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