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Winding key


Object connections:

Collection Timekeeping
ExhibitionsTime and Longitude, Ships, Clocks & Stars: The Quest for Longitude
Gallery locationNot on display

Object details:

Object ID ZAA0037.4
Description The winding key for H4. In brass, with a slender ivory handle, it is almost certainly of 20th century date, made in imitation of K1’s key, after H4’s key was lost with its original mahogany box, sometime between 1925 and 1965.
Date made

Artist/Maker MOD Chronometer Workshops
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Ministry of Defence Art Collection
Materials brass; ivory; steel
Measurements Overall: 60 x 37 x 13 mm
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