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Silver Cased Massey Lever Watch by Samuel Johnson

Auction:
2502
Lot:
422
Sold for:
$119$100

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2502
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
May 01, 2010 10:00AM

Description:

Silver Cased Massey Lever Watch by Samuel Johnson, Liverpool, serial #38, hallmarked 1836, floral engraved balance cock with serpentine foot inscribed Detached, four wheel train, Massey Type III lever escapement, flat blued steel balance with brass rim, fusee with maintaining power, cream enameled dial with black Roman chapters, subsidiary seconds dial, gilt spade hands, silver case with gold nibs and marked TE & HF (Thomas Ellison and Henry Fishwick), bearing the Chester hallmark 1836, dust cap marked with possible owner Hugh Hughes, overall dia. 50 mm.
Estimate $200-300

Minute hand possibly replaced, milled band on case somewhat rubbed.

Keywords

Samuel Johnson, steel balance, Henry Fishwick, Hugh Hughes, Chester, Thomas Ellison, Clocks, Escapements, Horology, Lever escapement, Watches, Wheel train