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    Re: Help with London Chronometer maker
    From: Don Seltzer
    Date: 2012 Mar 2, 17:32 -0800

    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.


    Don Seltzer

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

    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.


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