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Silver Pair Cased Rack Lever Pocket Watch by Litherland, Davies & Company

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2502
Lot:
434
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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2502
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
May 01, 2010 10:00AM

Description:

Silver Pair Cased Rack Lever Pocket Watch by Litherland, Davies & Company, Liverpool, serial #10,052, hallmarked 1820, bell shaped balance cock, engraved with foliage and marked Patent on the table, curved foot inscribed Lever, four wheel train with round steel balance, the fusee with maintaining power, two way slides, cream enameled dial with black Roman chapters and gilt spade hands with 60 seconds subsidiary dial, silver case stamped THJH (Thomas & John Helsby) and bearing the Chester hallmark for 1820, the outer case cast with flowers and foliage, engine-turned back, overall dia. 57 mm.

This watch is the last recorded rack lever by Litherland extant.
Estimate $850-950

Rubbed engine turned back, hour hand probably replaced,

Keywords

Litherland, Davies & Company, round steel balance, John Helsby, Chester, Clocks, Horology, Measurement, Pocket watch, Time, Watches, Wheel train