Chronometer, 1802

Thomas Mudge, one of the watchmakers following Harrison, designed this instrument. Like Harrison's timepieces, Mudge’s were extremely inventive and complex. And like Harrison, he won funds from the Board of Longitude but had to struggle to receive them.

His son, Thomas Mudge Jr., engaged craftsmen to make 26 copies of his father’s work for public sale. This one is number 14, made by Howells, Barraud, and Jamison, 1802.

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Box chronometer, after Thomas Mudge, No. 14 made by Howells, Barraud, and Jamison, 1802.
Type: Artifact
Image Date: 2012
Credit: National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Origin: National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Creator: Jaclyn Nash
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Box chronometer, after Thomas Mudge, No. 14 made by Howells, Barraud, and Jamison, 1802.
Box chronometer, after Thomas Mudge, No. 14 made by Howells, Barraud, and Jamison, 1802.