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    Re: Help with London Chronometer maker
    From: Bruce J. Pennino
    Date: 2012 Mar 2, 23:20 -0500
    
    Does the $ 400. price seem unreasonable/mistake?  Chronometers were costly, but $400. in  1812 is a fortune. I must be missing something!
     
    Bruce Pennino

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    ----- Original Message -----
    Sent: Friday, March 02, 2012 8:32 PM
    Subject: [NavList] Re: Help with London Chronometer maker

    Thanks for the suggestion. I took another look at the receipt today, and the name is written in a flowing script. The first letter could conceivably be an H. The second still looks very much like a u, but it could be either careless writing or the writer simply misread the name on the chronometer.

    Barring any other candidates, my guess is that you are correct; the maker was James Hatton.

    Thanks,

    Don Seltzer

    [NavList] Re: Help with London Chronometer maker
    From: Brendan Kinch
    Date: 1 Mar 2012 09:02
    Don,

    One possible candidate maybe HATTON, James . Obviously that means that the second letter of the name is possibly in error also, either as it is written or read from the document.
    It seems a good bet though as Tony Mercer in his book ´Chronometer Makers of the World´ lists some chronometer numbers for Hatton very close to one you have quoted (e.g. 309, 311, 319, 324.....these were all 8 day chronometers) and 1812 as the year for these.

    He does however mention the name Hutton several times - each though somewhat later than 1812.

    I have just recently taken an interest in chronometers.....perhaps someone else on list has more definitive information.

    Kinch.

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