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Marine Clock - Walsh, Jones & Co, Melbourne, circa 1855 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
|Dimensions:||12 cm (Height), 29 cm (Diameter)|
|Tagged with:||ship accessories, wall clocks, 6301, horology|
|Themes this item is part of:||Science & Measurement Collection, Transport Collection|
|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|