Box Chronometer

Box Chronometer

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Description
This is a 56 hour chronometer with a spring detent escapement, and indications for hours, minutes, seconds, and up and down. It dates from around 1890. Weston College donated it to the Smithsonian in 1967.
Ref: Marvin E. Whitney, The Ship's Chronometer (Cincinnati, 1985), p. 263.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Box Chronometer
Other Terms
Chronometer, Marine; Box Chronometer; Mechanical, Spring-Driven
Date made
c1870
maker
Julius Albers
place made
Germany
Measurements
wood case - from catalog card: 7 in x 6 3/4 in x 6 3/4 in; 17.78 cm x 17.145 cm x 17.145 cm
dial - from catalog card: 99 mm; x 3 29/32 in
overall: 7 in x 7 1/4 in x 6 7/8 in; 17.78 cm x 18.415 cm x 17.4625 cm
ID Number
ME.328481
catalog number
328481
accession number
271661
Credit Line
From the Rev. Henry M. Brock, S.J. Physics Collection, Weston College, Weston, Mass.
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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