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.

Object Details

ID: ZAA0292
Collection: Timekeeping
Type: Marine chronometer
Display location: Display - Polar Worlds Gallery
Creator: Arnold, John Roger
Events: Arctic Exploration: Franklin's Last Expedition, 1845-1848; Arctic Exploration: Franklin Search Expedition, Schwatka, 1878-1880
Vessels: Beagle (1820); Erebus (1826)
Date made: circa 1807; circa 1815
Exhibition: North-West Passage
People: Franklin, John; Arnold, John Roger
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Measurements: Overall: 140 x 105 x 75 mm

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