Marine chronometer H.Hughes & Son London Circa 1900

Marine chronometer H.Hughes & Son London Circa 1900

Marine chronometer H. Hughes & Son Ltd, Fenchurch St, London (England.°
N°14930



A fine quality 56 H marine chronometer by this important maker of precision horology.

The 3-tier brass edged and lined case has sunken brass handles and signed plate to the middle section.

The high quality 56 H movement is contained within gimbals in a deep bronze lacquered brass bowl and has a silvered and engraved brass dial bearing the maker’s name and series number. The beautifully spotted fusee movement has a spring-detent escapement and compensated balance.

Henry Hughes, London, was working in Fenchurch Street between 1868 – 1941. The company was started by Thomas Hughes who sold a chronometer to Captain Bligh of the Bounty in 1780.

Height: 8 1/8 inch ( 20.65 cm)



Brief Bio: active 1828-1947, marine & aeronautical navigational instrument maker, London
Notes: 1828 - Hughes and Sons were originally clock makers in the East End of London who later supplied sextants and chronometers to ships coming into the Thames
Partnership headed by Alexander Hughes, son of Henry Hughes (w.1835-79, d.1879),
1879-1941 - Traded at 59 Fenchurch St., London England.
1903 - Incorporated as a limited company
1915 - Factory at Hainault, London
1917 - Works at Forest Gate and Ilford, London, England
1947 - merged with Kelvin Bottomley & Baird Ltd. to become Kelvin & Hughes Limited

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