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Watches  1 Natal Government Railways, John Walker, 77 Cornhill, London, 9249: a heavy silver open-faced railway watch with a full-  plate fusee movement, signed as above on both the dial and movement, the case possibly German and numbered 93 on the rear  and stamped inside within an oval, JW, for John Walker.  John Walker is recorded as working circa 1840 until after 1895, becoming John Walker Ltd in Regent Street circa 1850.  For a full description and interesting analysis of this watch and its use see The Pocket Watch Handbook, pages 173-175. 2 Jas McCabe, Royal Exchange, London, 07879: a small silver full-hunter pocket watch, the full-plate movement with a gold  three-bar balance and over-coil hairspring, unsigned dial with gold fleur-de-lys hands, the case hallmarked for London 1848 and  stamped with the case makers initials, AT for Alfred Thickbroom, 10 Galway Street, Bath Street, London. 3 Anon. 868: a silver open-faced silver pocket watch with a table roller lever, the fusee movement with a steel three-bar balance,  plain balance cock, and Liverpool jewelling, the dust cover stamped J.S, the case hallmarked for London, 1833 and stamped with  the maker’s initials GH for George John Hammon, 4 Skinner Street, Clerkenwell.  4 John Donegan, 32 Dame Street, Dublin, 13954: a silver open-faced fusee pocket watch with work typical of this maker to the  backplate, the case hallmarked for Dublin, 1869 and stamped with the case makers initials JD, presumably for John Donegan, with  shamrocks engraved around the winding hole, the dial also signed for the maker.  John Donegan was one of the top Irish watchmakers of the period and had a reputation for selling superb quality goods. He had two  shops situated in Dublin and is known to have been working before 1839 until at least 1855.  5 Anon. 27001: a silver open-faced pocket watch, the full-plate going-barrel movement has a steel three-bar balance, traditional  Bosley regulation with Coventry four-arrows mid-point mark to the index, with the dust cover stamped WF, the case hallmarked for  London, 1880 and stamped with the case makers initials SJ.  6 H. White & Co. Ltd, 63 Cheapside, London, EC, 3170254, ‘Warranted English’: a three-quarter plate movement stamped  on the plate Williamson ‘1908’, in a metal case. H. White is recorded as being a chronometer maker as well as a watch maker, working in the mid-to-late 19th century 7 M. Nixon, London, No.357: a silver open-faced fusee pocket watch with a table roller lever, with an early form of bimetallic  compensating balance for this style of movement and odd ‘comma’ shaped cock, the modified Bosley regulation engraved with a  fleur-de-lys mid-point mark to the index, the case hallmarked for London, 1831 with the case maker’s initials JW in script for John  West, 99 White Cross Street, St Lukes, London. M. Nixon is believed to be the Godson (or Godfather) of a well-known maker.  8 J.A. Page, Plymouth, No.7648: a silver hunter case with a table roller lever escapement which has a single banking pin, the  frame stamped IG, the case hallmarked for London, 1835 with the maker’s initials WF for William Fielder, 29 Gloucester Street, John  Street, London.  9 Anon. 7953: a silver open-faced fusee pocket watch, un-jewelled with a plain backplate and steel three-arm balance, the case  hallmarked for London, 1834 with makers initials I.A.T. for Joseph Abram Tyas, 36 Seward Street, Goswell Street, London.  10  Anon. 2916: a silver open-faced fusee pocket watch with a large diameter roller and a steel three-arm balance with traditional  Bosley regulation, with three jewels to the backplate, the case hallmarked for London, 1834 and stamped with the case makers  initials GH (see exhibit 3), the case back obviously replaced as hallmarked for 1853 and stamped with the case makers initials JB for  Josiah Barnett, 15 Lower Charles Street, Northampton Square, London.   11 J.A. Page, Plymouth, 8757: a silver open-faced fusee pocket watch with a fully developed lever, but older style of balance  cock finely engraved with a mask-head and floral decoration, with a steel three-arm balance, revised Bosley regulation with a raised  silvered quadrant, the silver case hallmarked London, 1836 with indistinct case makers initials, possibly GH or JH in script.   12  Thomas Langstaff, Middlesborough, 24449: a silver open-faced fusee pocket watch with a fully developed lever which has a  fairly large balance with a slow tick and an interestingly shaped balance cock, the case hallmarked London, 1837 with the makers  initials GH ,see exhibit 3. Thomas Langstaff is recorded working in North Street, Middlesborough circa 1840.  13  Russell & Son, London, 412974: a silver open-faced going-barrel, reversing pinion, pocket watch, the split-bimettalic balance  with a modified Bosley regulation, signed on both the dial and the Lancashire Watch Company movement, stamped on the frame  TPH, for T.P. Hewitt, the case hallmarked Chester, 1899. 14  Thos Farnworth, Blackburn, 8154: a silver open-faced fusee pocket watch with a gold three-arm balance, engraved balance  cock and traditional Bosley regulation with Lancashire crows-feet index markings, possibly re-cased later with the case hallmarked  for Chester 1898 and stamped with the case makers initials CH, the dust cover stamped TW.   Thomas Farnworth is recorded at 55, King William Street, Blackburn in 1858.  15  Peter Howlett, Liverpool: a silver open-faced fusee pocket watch, the three-quarter plate movement signed Patent Detached  lever by Peter Howlett, Liverpool, 1837 with a steel balance, the silver case hallmarked for London 1835 and stamped with the case  makers initials W W (cameo) for William Webb, 6 Skinner Street, clerkenwell. 16  J. Jones, Pwellhelli, 38462: a silver pair-cased fusee pocket watch with a straight sided lever table roller, the steel three-bar  balance with traditional Bosley regulation and Coventry four-arrows mid-point mark to the index, with an engraved balance cock, the  dial signed Patent Lever on the second hand dial, the case hallmarked for London 1869 with the case makers initials HB (cameo) for  Henry Bamford, 18 Myddelton Street, Clerkenwell,   John Jones is recorded working in the High Street from circa 1856 until 1878.  17  Anon. 2350: a silver open-faced fusee pocket watch, with a finely engraved balance cock, steel three-arm balance with  traditional Bosley regulation, with gold spade hands, the case hallmarked for London 1831, with case makers initials JP, probably for  Joseph Potter, 47 Ironmonger Road, London.  18  Kendal & Dent, London, 22858: a silver open-faced fusee pocket watch signed on the twenty-four hour dial, with an engraved  and numbered balance cock, split-bimetallic balance and traditional Bosley regulation with Coventry four-arrows mid-point mark to  the index, the dust cover stamped T.W, the silver case hallmarked for London 1884, with the case makers initials RJP (cameo) for  Robert John Pike, Cromwell House, Earlston, Coventry.  19  Mark Wymark, London, 3898: full-plate fusee movement with an early table roller lever escapement with large balance, the  engine-turned silver dial has raised gold hands, the silver case hallmarked for London 1827 with the makers initials CL, for Charles  Lupton, 6 St James Place, Clerkenwell.   Mark Wymark is recorded as having been apprenticed to Thomas Dean, a watchmaker of Radcliffe  Row, London, on the 21st Jan  1806 for seven years from his 14th birthday, giving him a year of birth of  circa 1792. He is known to have been working from 1816  until 1842 with his address given as 5, Percival Street with a second address at no. 49 from 1838. The business became known as  Wymark  & Son from 1844 until 1869 recorded at this latter address which may previously been that of his clockmaker son. As well  as a clockmaker, Wymark was also known as a watch finisher. Movements - Full Plate 20  J. Heap, Burnley, No.13931: a fusee movement with a decorative stop, steel three-arm balance with an engraved balance  cock and traditional Bosley regulation with single arrow mid-point mark to the index, and round turned pillars, the dust cover  stamped WG. John Heap is recorded as working circa 1848.  21  Richd. Fairey, London. 5226: a fusee movement with a three-arm gold balance, Swiss escapement with a plain balance cock,  signed on the apron Detached, signed on the dial by the maker, with dust cover stamped JC.  Richard Fairey is recorded as working in Tooley Street, London between 1811 and 1869.  22  Barraud & Lund, Cornhill, London: 5801: a fusee movement with a flat brass three-arm balance and traditional Bosley  regulation, signed on the dial Barraud & Lund, London, 2/5801.  23  E. Davies, Barrow in Furness, 46535: a fusee movement with a three-arm steel balance with a finely engraved straight  balance cock and modified Bosley regulation index, with dust cover.  Edward Davies is recorded working in Market Street, Dalton in Furness before 1866 before moving to The Strand, Barrow in  Furness in that year. He was known to still be working there in 1869.  24  Peter Green, Clifton, 1700: a fusee movement with a three-arm steel balance with plain balance cock engraved Patent on the  apron, the Swiss escapement has a Coventry four arrows mid-point mark to the index and three jewels to the top plate, with a dust  cover.  Peter Green was born in Bristol in 1800 and died in 1843.  25    Josh Blanchard, Preston, No 13747: a fusee movement with a lever escapement, split-bimetallic balance and traditional  Bosley regulation with Lancashire arrow-head index markings, the cream dial signed Josh Blanchard, Preston.  26  Bacon, Market Place, Dover, 1056: a fusee movement with a steel three-arm balance, engraved balance cock with modified  Bosley regulation and Coventry four-arrows mid-point mark to the index.  27  W.E. Watts, Gloucester, 15246: a going-barrel with a false fusee, split-bimetallic balance, with a Coventry two-arrows mid-  point mark to the index, with dust cover. William Edwin Watts, is recorded at 58, Southgate Street, circa 1877-79, with his son of the same name born in 1866, married in  February 1887 to Margaret Lane, daughter of the watchmaker John Lane, and who continued the business.  William Edwin Watts is recorded working from before 1877 until at least 1879. He had a son of the same name, born 1866 and  married in 1887, who continued the business.  28  Grinberg & Reichmann, G. Western Rd, Brighton, 63789: missing balance and cock, with a modified Bosley regulation, the  dial signed Grinberg & Reichmann, Brighton, Railway Manufacturers.  Grinberg & Reichmann are recorded working circa 1878 with Grinberg then working alone from 1885 until 1886.  Movements - Three-quarter Plate  29  J. Marshall, Dewsbury, 1876: a keywound fusee movement with a split-bimetallic balance, finely engraved balance cock and  lever bridge.  30  Hurt & Wray, Birmingham, 11265: a fusee movement with a three-bar gold balance and engraved cock with a normal index,  the size 8 frame stamped for the maker H.H.  Joseph Hurt (born 1821 in Derbyshire) and William Wray are recorded working in partnership from circa 1845 until 1869.  31   Barwise, London, 12/734: also signed on dial, a fusee movement with a gold three-bar balance and Swiss escapement, with  a Coventry convict arrow mid-point mark to the index.  Click on Image to Enlarge
6  H. White, London
10  Anon 2916
  11  Page, Plymouth
7  Nixon, London
8  Page, Plymouth
2  McCabe Movement
9  Anon 7953
 4  Donegan, Dublin
1  Case Back
16  Jones Pwellhelli
2  McCabe, London
1  Movement
2  McCabe Signature 
4  Donegan Movement
18  Kendal & Dent, London
20  Heap, Burnley
17  Anon 2350
19  Wymark, London
1 Natal Railways (Walker)
22  Barraud & Lund, London
23  Davies, Barrow in Furness
26  Bacon, Worthing
24  Green, Clifton
28  Grinberg & Reichmann
29  Marshall, Dewsbury
28  Grinberg Dial
31  Barwise, London
31  Barwise Dial