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A fine quality 1830's brass bound rosewood two day marine chronometer by Litherland, Davies & Co., Liverpool, numbered 518/14091

  • Date: Circa 1830
  • Height: 14cm Width: 14cm Depth: 14cm
  • Price: 5,950

A very fine and original brass bound rosewood marine chronometer by the esteemed makers Litherland and Davies of Liverpool, dating to the 1830's.

The brass bound three tier rosewood case is in beautiful original condition with excellent colour and patination. "Liverpool flush" handles to the sides, brass star escutcheons and number plaque to the front, the top lid having finely executed shaped brass corners and central brass plaque. The original hinges and locks, with the original glazing to the upper tier.

The fully serviced and rated freesprung movement with diamond endstone to a blued steel helical hairspring of eleven turns to a cut bi-metallic Z-type of balance with trapezoidal timing weights and Earnshaw type spring detent escapement with maintaining power and chain fusee.

Mounted in a 518 numbered polished brass gimballed bowl (also stamped LD & Co) with rotating winding aperture cover and narrow brass bezel with convex glass.

The signed and numbered silvered 3 5/8inch Roman and Arabic dial with running seconds and state of winding subsidiaries, with gold hands.

The original early style ratcheted tipsy winding key.

This high quality chronometer is in fine original condition with the movement fully serviced and rated by our FBHI and Worshipful Clockmakers Company awarded horologist.

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Litherland, Davies & Co. were working at 47 Brownlow Hill, Liverpool in 1816, they had moved to Church Street by 1822 and were still based there when this chronometer was produced in the 1830s. In 1839 they moved to Bold Street.
They advertised themselves in Pigot's & Co. Commercial Directory as 'Inventors, patentees and manufacturers of the lever watch', but also made chronometers of such high standards that the Admiralty purchased at least 20.

The business founded by Peter Litherland was trading as Litherland Davies & Co. by 1816 and was still trading in 1861. The firm is known for its high quality watches and chronometers. The first part of the serial number is a sequential chronometer number, the second part is a sequential number for the total number of timepieces manufactured.



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