An English marine chronometer, 56 hours, no. 2894, by Thomas Bassnett, Liverpool circa 1890.
Mahogany case of characteristic form, 3 parts with a glazed cover.The signed silvered Roman dial with subsidiary seconds and state of wind dials. 56-hour spring driven movement with Earnshaw’s detent escapement. Signature and address, Thomas Bassnett, 10 Bath Street Liverpool. Tony Mercer, ‘Chronometer Makers of the World’, pages 103-104. Circa 1886-1896. Thomas Mercer movement. Dimensions HxWxD 19x18,5x18,5 cm. Price 3.950,--
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