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ZAA0292
Franklin relics

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Object ID ZAA0292
Description Marine Chronometer from Franklin's expedition, 8-day movement, Arnold spring-detent escapement and later balance. Mounted in original bowl, to which carrying handle and four ball feet have been added, converting it into a travelling timepiece. Engraved silvered brass dial, showing signs of alterations to signature in 'Arnold' region.
Date made circa 1807

Artist/Maker Arnold, John Roger
Place made London
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Measurements Overall: 140 x 105 x 75 mm
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