- Museum number
MOVEMENT OF A VERGE WATCH.
DIAL & HAND
Circular gilt-brass plates with four baluster pillars. Engraved decoration around the verge aperture. Riveted potence and riveted counter-potence. A gadrooned border round the pillar-plate to surround the dial.
MAINSPRING & SET-UP
Gilt-brass barrel with dovetailed cap and riveted steel hook. Single hole for chain attachment. Ratchet and click set-up mounted on the potence-plate.
FUSEE & STOP-WORK
Gilt-brass fusee for chain and with standard stop-work.
Three wheel train of gilt-brass wheels, the second and contrate wheels with three crossings.
ESCAPEMENT & BALANCE
Verge escapement, the verge not original and the balance replaced. Screwed-on balance cock, pierced and engraved with foliate scrolls.
Second wheel:50 pinion:5
Contrate wheel:46 pinion:5
Pinion of report:6
- Production date
Diameter: 40.70 millimetres (pillar-plate)
- Curator's comments
- The barrel and fusee are of inferior quality to the rest of the movement and may not be original. [DT. 2/92]
- Not on display
- Latest: 3 (1993)
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Following the successful acquisition of the celebrated Ilbert collection of clocks (1958,1006 collection), prints and other related materials made possible by the generous donation of funds by Gilbert Edgar CBE Ilbert's watches were then acquired using funds provided by Gilbert Edgar, public donations and government funds.
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Previous owner/ex-collection number: CAI.2283 (Ilbert Collection)
Previous owner/ex-collection number: P37 (Ilbert Ledger)