Matthew Flinders marine chronometer

Box chronometer, serial No 520, brass / wood / steel / glass, made by Thomas Earnshaw, London, England, 1801, used by Captain Matthew Flinders, 1801-1803.

This marine chronometer was used by Matthew Flinders (1774-1814) in his circumnavigation of Australia on the HMAS Investigator in 1801-1803.

Link to object detail on Powerhouse website

Purchased 1937

About Thomas Earnshaw

English, 1749-1829, Ashton-under-Lyne, United Kingdom, based in London, United Kingdom