- Museum number
Circular spring-driven movement with an open mainspring retained by studs in the front plate. Three wheel going train of solid brass wheels. Pin-pallet lever escapement with plain rim steel balance and spiral steel balance spring. There are sprung end-plates for the balance pivots.
The dial consists of an alluminium cover retained on three feet by brass hexagonal screws. There are three winding and setting squares and two apertures which reveal dials beneath. Instructions for use are printed next to each function.
- Production date
Diameter: 9 centimetres
- Not on display
- Latest: 4 (Jul 2018) some corrosion to back plate, dirty
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- The Ilbert Collection of clocks, prints and other related material was destined to be sold at Christie's auction house on 6th-7th November 1958. As a result of the generous donation of funds by Gilbert Edgar CBE the sale was cancelled and the material purchased privately from the beneficiaries of the Ilbert Estate.
Ilbert's watches were then acquired with further funds from Gilbert Edgar CBE, public donations and government funds. These were then registered in the series 1958,1201.
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Previous owner/ex-collection number: CAI.3100 (Ilbert Collection)