Eight-day marine chronometer signed Parkinson & Frodsham, London. No. 2174, circa 1860.
Eight-day marine chronometer signed Parkinson & Frodsham, London. No. 2174, circa 1860. Navigation equipment, an eight-day marine chronometer, silvered dials with Roman hours, signed "Parkinson & Frodsham, Change Alley London 2174". One of the finest English makers. Timepiece housed in original brass-mounted mahogany two-tiered case with drop handles. Escapement: Earnshaw, spring detent. Power source: Spring drive with chain and fusee. Dimensions HxWxD: 20x18,5x18,5 cm. With case key. Equipped with a bone shield stating 'Resprung & Adjusted by H.G.Blair & Comp. Cardiff & Barry. Price 8.750,-- Euro. The makers: Parkinson & Frodsham, a firm trading in high-quality chronometers, clocks and watches, was established in 1801 by William James Frodsham (1778-1850) and William Parkinson (d. about 1842). From 1801 to 1890, the firm’s business address was 4 Change Alley,Londen'. Literature: Mercer, Tony. 'Chronometer Makers of the World'. London: NAG Press, 1991. Mercer, R. Vaudry. 'The Frodshams':The Story of a Family of Chronometer Makers. London: Antiquarian Horological Society monograph 21, 1981.