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Dobbie Son & Hutton Marine Chronometer No 5475, with accessories in a wooden case, used in HMAS Australia

1991.0040.0017

Dobbie Son & Hutton Marine Chronometer No 5475, with accessories in a wooden case, used in HMAS Australia

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A marine chronometer supported by wooden, glass, brass case. Suspended in centre of case by two brass pins and secured by fastening latch. Case has brass handles and inlay details. Text on rectangular mother of pearl plate attached to front of case above keyhole reads 'DOBBIE SON & HUTTON / 5475 / LONDON'. Engraved text on face of chronometer reads 'DOBBIE SON & HUTTON, / MAKERS TO THE ADMIRALITY, 113 FENCHURCH ST. LONDON.E.C.'. Black text on cream card attached to inside lid of case reads 'Issued from / H.M. Chronometer Depot, / Bristol'.

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