Waltham 8 day Ship's Deck Chronometer/Clock

Title

Waltham 8 day Ship's Deck Chronometer/Clock

Subject

Time Measurement

Description

This gimbaled, eight-day marine chronometer is a deck clock made by Waltham in Waltham, Massachusetts, made around 1910. The mount is to keep the clock face horizontal even if the box (and ship) roll in various ways.  A glass plate covered the instrument so that water could not enter the clock.

Source

Property of the W&L Physics & Engineering Department

Files

http://s3.amazonaws.com/omeka-net/2253/archive/files/17f6e2037d1188ef1d27e716a56047d7.JPG

Citation

“Waltham 8 day Ship's Deck Chronometer/Clock ,” Digital Exhibits at Washington and Lee University Library, accessed September 22, 2017, http://omeka.wlu.edu/items/show/217.