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ZAA0034.4
Timekeeping

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Collection Timekeeping
Gallery locationNot on display

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Object ID ZAA0034.4
Description Brass winding key made by Thomas Mercers in 1932 for Gould during the 1931-33 restoration, when Gould oversaw the conversion to key-winding of the H1. The key has a steel pinion built into the end of it, which meshed with a wheel fixed onto the fusee of the timekeeper. This arrangement was all removed during the 1961 restoration. Key: H:65 W:40 L:230.
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Artist/Maker Thomas Mercer Chronometers
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Ministry of Defence Art Collection
Measurements Overall: 230 x 65 x 40 mm
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