Marine chronometer, wood / metal / glass / bone, made by Parkinson and Frodsham, Change Alley, London, England, 1805.
A marine chronometer with a double hinged lid. The top section of the lid opens using a push button to reveal another lid with a glass panel in the top. The chronometer can be viewed through the glass panel. The chronometer sits in a metal ring that is fixed inside the box with two screws. The chronometers mechanism is encased in a circular brass surround. The dial or face of the chronometer is marked with Roman numerals from 'I' to 'XII' and Arabic numerals from '5' to '60'. There is a smaller dial towards the bottom of the main dial which is marked from '10' to '60'. A circular glass cover sits over the face of the chronometer. The box features inlaid metal corners and a decorative inlaid metal shield on the top of the lid. On either side of the box is a metal handle. There is a key hole in the centre front of the box and an inlaid circular [bone / ivory] disc in the centre front of the lid.
Text on the face of the 'PARKINSON & FRODSHAM / Change Alley / London / No 411'.