Model representing Earnshaw's detent chronometer escapement, 1950-1883

Made:
1950-1883 in London
maker:
E Dent and Company

Model of chronometer escapement, for use with a projecting latern, made by Dent, 1950-1883. Represents the detent chronometer escapement, invented by Thomas Earnshaw 1777-1787. This escapement was typically used in marine chronometers.

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Category:
Time Measurement
Object Number:
1883-67
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), glass, metal (unknown), steel (metal)
type:
model - representation
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
  • component - object
  • furnishing and equipment
  • measuring device - instrument
  • timepiece
credit:
Royal College of Science
status:
Permanent collection

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