Ferdinand Berthoud's marine clock, No. 24, 1782

Ferdinand Berthoud, a Swiss clockmaker serving the king of France, produced many marine clocks, including a weight-driven version that inspired the first American sea-going clock. This is Berthoud’s marine clock No. 24 from 1782.

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Ferdinand Berthoud, a Swiss clockmaker serving the king of France, produced many marine clocks.
Type: Photograph
Image Date: 2012
Image Taken: Musée des Arts et Métiers, Paris, France
Credit: National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution
Origin: National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution
Creator: Becky Bacheller
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Ferdinand Berthoud, a Swiss clockmaker serving the king of France, produced many marine clocks.