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A Rosewood and Brass Bound Two Day Marine Chronometer, signed D McGregor & Co, Makers to the Admiralty, Glasgow & Greenock, No.M 2537, circa 1861, the figured three-tier brass bound case with concealed side carrying handles, brass plaque to the top with engraved monogram, the front with circular ivory plaque engraved D McGregor & Co. Glasgow & Greenock Makers to the Admiralty, 4-inch silvered dial with Roman numerals, subsidiary dials for up/down indication and seconds, dial signed and numbered M2537, single fusee movement numbered 2560, "Earnshaws", spring detent escapement, "Harrison's" maintaining power, temperature compensation balance with weights and timing screws, free sprung blued steel helical hairspring, diamond endstone, movement contained within a gimbal, gimbal numbered 3972, 19cm by 18cm by 18cm, together with outer fitted mahogany case see illustrations
Duncan McGregor & Co are recorded at 36 Brymner St, Greenock 1859-1885 and 30 Clyde Place, Glasgow 1860-1865. Number 2537 was made between 1861-1862.
See Mercer (Tony) Chronometer Makers of the World, p.195.
(9.01.09), Case is lighter in parts due to sunlight, top lid with small shrinkage cracks, brass surfaces are rubbed, front ivory plaque appears slightly dirty, case with small scratches in places, inside case with bezel rubbed to the surface, dial surface slightly stained in parts and needs re-silvering, movement appears all complete and balance ticking.