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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    2000,0706.1

  • Escapement

  • Description

    MOVEMENT AND DIAL OF A VERGE WATCH CASE: Missing DIAL: Later white enamel dial with minutes numbered 5-60 and hours I-XII Partially broken beetle hopur hand. Minute hand missing. MOVEMENT: Circular gilt-brass plates with four tulip pillars. Barrel with tangent screw set up between the plates. Fusee with chainn and standard stop-work. Four wheel rain, the centre wheel solid, the third and contrate wheels with three crosssings. Verge escapement, the crown wheel running between rivetted potences, the potence with hatched decoration on the visible side, and the counter potence with an adjustable plug. Steel three-arm balance with spiral balance spring and Tompion regulator with a silver index disc engraved I-IIII. Pierced and engraved foliate balance cock with assymetric pierced foot and trilobal pierced centre to the table.

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  • Producer name

  • Date

    • 1680-1685
  • Production place

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Diameter: 37 millimetres
    • Thickness: 16.8 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        signature
      • Inscription Position

        back-plate
      • Inscription Content

        Nath Barrow London
  • Condition

    -3-2001/FEB

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    2000

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number

    2000,0706.1

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