John Poole Eight-day Chronometer,
London, c. 1860, No. 2925, 4 1/2-in. silvered dial with subsidiary seconds and up/down indicator dials and marked John Poole, Maker to the Admiralty, 57 Fenchurch St., London. 2925, chain fusee movement with helical hairspring, split bimetallic balance fitted with "Poole's Auxiliary Compensation," and spring detent escapement, in a gimbaled brass bowl, all in a glazed, three-tier, mahogany box with brass carrying handles and brass maker's plaque, ht. 8 in.
Note: "Poole's Auxiliary Compensation" controls the outward expansion of the balance wheel rim to help eliminate excessive, rate affecting compensation in cold temperatures.
Chronometer is currently running.
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