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Silver Hunting Case Single Roller Lever Watch by J. & P. Hendricks

Auction:
2502
Lot:
453
Sold for:
$237$200

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

Description:

Silver Hunting Case Single Roller Lever Watch by J. & P. Hendricks, Liverpool, serial #1,818, hallmarked 1849, plain tapered balance cock, curved foot, four wheel train with round steel balance, early example of single roller lever escapement, fusee with maintaining power, now fitted with "sugar tong" compensation curb and re-mounted barrel wheel set up on barrel bridge, detachable ring rather than traditional dust cap, cream enameled dial signed J. & P. Hendricks, Liverpool with black Roman chapters and gold spade hands with 60 seconds subsidiary dial, silver case stamped JW and bearing the London hallmark for 1849, overall dia. 58 mm.

"Sugar Tong" compensation curb possibly added for Robert McClure's arctic expedition in 1850.
Estimate $200-300

Sugar Tong compensation curb probably hurridedly added in 1850 as carrying plate and barrel bridge are not gilded.

Keywords

round steel balance, London, Robert McClure, Barrel, Clocks, Curb, Escapements, Horology, Lever escapement, Time, Watches, Wheel train