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Marine Clock - Walsh, Jones & Co, Melbourne, circa 1855 Object Reg. No: ST 019114

Marine clock, Walsh, Jones & Co, Melbourne, circa 1855.

Walsh Jones & Co was a short-lived partnership in Melbourne in 1854-1855, between Henry S. Walsh (1806-1877), a Melbourne clock and watch maker and retailer, and Edwin Jones of Melbourne. The clock face gives the firm's address as London, but this was a common practice for Melbourne firms that were importing and retailing English made clocks.

The back of the clock face is marked, 'I[?] Jones, Nelson Place', presumably Williamstown, the port for Melbourne.

This clock was used on the HMVS Nelson, which served as a training ship in the Victorian Colonial Navy from 1867 to about 1895.
Marine wall clock with round carved case. Brass dial has opening showing the escapement. This arrangement of mechanism was made mainly for marine clocks.

Spring wound; lever escapement with fusee.
Acquisition Information:
Loan & Subsequent Bequest from Mr John Askew, 1982
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 12 cm (Height), 29 cm (Diameter)

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Tagged with: ship accessories, wall clocks, 6301, horology
Themes this item is part of: Science & Measurement Collection, Transport Collection
Primary Classification: HOROLOGY
Secondary Classification: Clocks
Tertiary Classification: australia
Inscriptions: Front of face inscribed: 'Walsh, Jones & Co, London'.

Back of face inscribed: 'I[?]. Jones, Nelson Place'. Repairers mark also on back face: '13/10/72'.
Manufacturer: Walsh Jones & Co, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1855
Manufacturer: Henry Walsh, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1855
User: Victoria: Colonial Navy HMVS Cerberus, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1880


John Rogers Posted on 06 Dec 2009 9:52 PM
Is it possible to see a photo of this clock?
Discovery Centre Posted on 23 Dec 2009 2:18 PM
Museum Victoria Comment
Hi there, thanks for your enquiry about the photo. We are still in the process of putting images up on the Collections online site. We've referred this one to one of our History & Technology staff for their advice.
Discovery Centre Posted on 31 Dec 2009 2:06 PM
Museum Victoria Comment
Hi John. We have heard back from the History & Technology staff in regards to your enquiry. There is not yet an image of this object. The object is out at Scienceworks, and we can organise collection access if you wish. Once an image is captured, we will put it up on the website but unfortunately, I cannot tell you when that will be.

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