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Ship's Clock - HMAS Wyatt Earp, Chelsea Clock Co, Boston,1947-48 Reg. No: ST 046519
- Ship's clock from the HMAS Wyatt Earp, used during the Australian National Antarctic Research Expedition (ANARE), 1947-48. Made by the Chelsea Clock Co, Boston, USA.
In the summer of 1947-48 the Wyatt Earp was used to reconnoitre a site for a permanent scientific research station on the Antarctic continent. The small ship was prevented from landing on the continent by the weather and ice conditions, but undertook some scientific research, notably Dr Phillip Law's cosmic ray research.
- Bakelite case with hinged front. Brass dial.
- Acquisition Information:
- Cultural Gifts Donation from Dr Phillip Law - Australian Antarctic Division Australian National Antarctic Research Expedition, 2002
|Dimensions:||19 cm (Diameter)|
|Tagged with:||antarctic exploration, ship accessories, horology|
|Themes this item is part of:||Ship History - HMAS Wyatt Earp, Science & Measurement Collection, Transport Collection|
|Tertiary Classification:||united states of america|
|Inscriptions:||Bezel inscribed 'H.M.A.S. WYATT EARP A.N.A.R.E. 1947-48'. Dial marked 'Chelsea' inside seconds dial. Back of case marked 'Chelsea Clock Co, Boston'.|
|Manufacturer:||Chelsea Clock Company, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, circa 1945|
|User:||Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions (ANARE), Antarctica, 1947-1948|