Silver Hunting Case Single Roller Lever Watch by J. & P. Hendricks
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- Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2502
- Date / Time :
- May 01, 2010 10:00AM
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.
Sugar Tong compensation curb probably hurridedly added in 1850 as carrying plate and barrel bridge are not gilded.