Chronometer made in the 19th century by John Poole

Chronometer, John Poole, 19th century

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Num. inventory: 16020

Object name: chronometer

Object date: 19th century

Author: John Poole (maker)

Technique and material: wood, metal, glass, leather.

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Marine chronometer kept in a portable, double square wooden box with a leather strap. It includes two circumferences, with Roman and Arab numerals. The marine chronometer is a high-precision instrument, essential for calculating longitude by comparing the time in one place with the time at the Greenwich Observatory in London. This piece includes the following inscriptions: The Gold Medal. Paris 1867/John Poole maker to the Almilalty/57/Fenchurch street London 4530/Prize medals. London 1862. Paris 1865 (on the face); Sold by N.H. Moralee/Union street North Shields (plaque on the box); John Poole maker (on the face).