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Silver Rack Lever Watch by Litherland & Company

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2502
Lot:
431
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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2502
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
May 01, 2010 10:00AM

Description:

Silver Rack Lever Watch by Litherland & Company, Liverpool, serial #6325, circa 1810, bell shaped balance cock, engraved with flowers on the table, serpentine foot inscribed Patent, three wheel train with flat steel balance, steel escape wheel and temperature compensation curb, fusee once with maintaining power and two way slides, white enameled dial with black Roman chapters and blued steel fleur-de-lis hands with 15 seconds subsidiary dial, now in a silver consular case stamped JD and bearing the Dublin hallmark for 1861, overall dia. 54 mm.

Note: Case fitted specifically for this movement and carries identical serial number. Compensation curb undoubtedly added for a special expedition possibly at the time of re-casing.
Estimate $450-550

Few minor hairlines on dial, slight chip near 11 o'clock, milled band and back of case now rubbed, small dent at hinge area on back.

Keywords

Litherland & Company, flat steel balance, steel escape wheel, steel fleur-de-lis hands, Clocks, Curb, Horology, Measurement, Time, Watches, Wheel train