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French, Royal Exchange - A Two-day Marine Chronometer

A small mahogany marine chronometer by this excellent maker. The two-day duration chain fusee movement is signed in script on the backplate 'French, Royal Exchange, London, 5722' and is set within a brass bowl and gimbal. The signature is repeated to the 3 1/2" round silvered dial which is engraved with black Roman numerals, a 56 hour 'up and down' dial and a subsidiary seconds dial, and has blued steel spade hands. The brass bound, three tier mahogany case has brass carrying handles and an interesting sheet pasted within the top lid advertising the merits of E. Dent & Co and was presumably placed there at a later date when they worked on this piece (see image). Dimensions: 6.7 x 6.5 x 6.5 inches (17 x 16.5 x 16.5 cms) Please click on images to enlarge: Any additional images are shown below

Santiago James Moore French

Santiago James Moore French worked at various addresses in and around the Royall Exchange in London, including 86, Cornhill from 1839 until 1841 having previously been recorded working at Sweetings Alley from 1811, having been admitted to the Clockmakers Company in 1810, and then 80, Royal Exchange before his final address at 16, Northampton Square Clerkenwell until at least 1865.He was a fine clockmaker who having succeeded T.W. Morrice in circa 1843, advertised in Spanish and sold clocks in New York. He is also known to have sold watches to the Admiralty.Chronometer maker William French is also recorded working in the Cornhill area from circa 1850 until at least 1900 and is most probably a relative.

Price: Sold

Ref: SRR166

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French, Royal Exchange - A Brass-bound boxed Marine Chronometer

A small mahogany marine chronometer by this excellent maker. The two-day duration chain fusee movement is signed in script on the backplate 'French, Royal Exchange, London, 5722' and is set within a brass bowl and gimbal. The signature is repeated to the 3 1/2" round silvered dial which is engraved with black Roman numerals, a 56 hour 'up and down' dial and a subsidiary seconds dial, and has blued steel spade hands. The brass bound, three tier mahogany case has brass carrying handles and an interesting sheet pasted within the top lid advertising the merits of E. Dent & Co and was presumably placed there at a later date when they worked on this piece (see image). Dimensions: 6.75 x 6.5 x 6.5 inches (17 x 16.5 x 16.5 cms) Please click on images to enlarge: Any additional images are shown below

Santiago Moore James French

Santiago James Moore French worked at various addresses in and around the Royall Exchange in London, including 86, Cornhill from 1839 until 1841 having previously been recorded working at Sweetings Alley from 1811, having been admitted to the Clockmakers Company in 1810, and then 80, Royal Exchange before his final address at 16, Northampton Square Clerkenwell until at least 1865.He was a fine clockmaker who having succeeded T.W. Morrice in circa 1843, advertised in Spanish and sold clocks in New York. He is also known to have sold watches to the Admiralty.Chronometer maker William French is also recorded working in the Cornhill area from circa 1850 until at least 1900 and is most probably a relative.

Price: Sold

Ref: SRR166

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