19th century expedition clock to go on display in London

First published: 21-05-2009

A 19th-century clock that was thought lost in an expedition to the Arctic has been found, it has been revealed.

The clock was on one of the two vessels that were used as part of the failed expedition and, according to the Canwest News Service, is still in working order.

Britain's National Maritime Museum in Greenwich is the current residence of the clock, which is set to go on display at the venue for the first time.

Speaking to the news agency, museum spokesperson Sheryl Twigg told the news agency: "Each chronometer, once tested and approved by the navy, would be given a ledger number and that was recorded.

"There's no record of it coming back. They assumed it to be lost when ships went down."

According to the Aberdeen Press and Journal, an 18th-century clock features in a new art exhibition on show in Dundee.

Dundee University student Jessica Ramm has used the timepiece as the basis of her degree exhibit.

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