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Russell's, Liverpool. No.569 (Thomas Mercer)

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English burr walnut and brass strung mantel chronometer, the case with bevel glazed panel to the top and sides, inset spirit level bubble, adjustable brass bun feet, cast brass bezel to the silvered dial with Roman numerals and signed Russell's, Liverpool, Makers to the Admiralty and numbered 569 to the centre, subsidiary seconds dial, state of wind indicator, stop/start function and blued steel hands. The eight day Thomas Mercer fusee and chain movement with maintaining power, substantial spotted plates with four double screwed pillars.

Spotted escapement platform with helical hairspring, cut bimetal balance with circular balance weights, Earnshaw-type spring detent escapement. This clock is listed in Mercer Chronometers by Tony Mercer.

  • Date circa 1925
  • Height 11 inches

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