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Ship's Clock - HMAS Wyatt Earp, Chelsea Clock Co, Boston,1947-48 Object Reg. No: ST 046519

Summary:
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.
Description:
Bakelite case with hinged front. Brass dial.

Spring wound.
Acquisition Information:
Cultural Gifts Donation from Dr Phillip Law - Australian Antarctic Division Australian National Antarctic Research Expedition, 2002
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 19 cm (Diameter)

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Tagged with: antarctic exploration, ship accessories, horology
Themes this item is part of: Ship History - HMAS Wyatt Earp, Science & Measurement Collection, Transport Collection
Primary Classification: HOROLOGY
Secondary Classification: Clocks
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

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