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Article 401

Marcus Benjamin an Australian Watchmaker 1839 - 1906
Published the Australian Antique Collector July - December 1981. This watch purchased by J B Hawkins and sold privately was probably the only completely hand made Australian watch of the nineteenth century.
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Article 402

“A Poket Time Keeper”. John Arnold, Joseph Banks, and Constantine John Phipps.
Published Australiana November 2014, Vol 36, no. 4. Puts the case that this ‘Poket Chronometer’ was commissioned by Joseph Banks for the Cook second voyage making this the world’s first portable ‘Poket Chronometer’. Later gifted or loaned to his friend Phipps for the North West Passage expedition and updated by Arnold with every new invention. The powers that be in the UK blocked the publication of this article as it did not serve the interests of those at ‘Greenwich’ who had allowed this historic instrument to leave the country.
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