Marine Chronometer, c. 1860
William Bond was the first man to make a chronometer in the United States. When he died in 1844, his sons kept the business running. One became the director of Harvard Observatory and the other of Dearborn Observatory in Chicago.
Donated by Kathleen H. Pritchard in Memory of Wilbur L. Pritchard, FNAWCC #47191 & FNAWCC #1926
October 21, 2005
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