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  Reader's letter | December 2003 | Clocks Magazine

Timepiece identification

A friend of mine has asked me to help identify the timepiece in the pictures. As a subscriber to Clocks Magazine I thought I would try you first to see if any of your readers may know directly. It is a substantial piece as can be seen by the two pence coin put in to help scale. The name of the jewellers is J C Vickery but I doubt that they made the movement which does not bear a makerís name.

My friend would like to know what its purpose was? He thinks it may be a secondary shipís chronometer or railway timekeeper. The silver hallmark dates the silverwork at 1904.

I would be very grateful if readers could give an opinion as to what
it is.

Alec Hurley, UK

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