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Maker: William Dutton

Circa: 1775

Height: Height 7.5 inches, Width 4.5 inches, Depth 4 inches

Stock No. Inventory No. 21

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An Oak Cased Travelling Timepiece With Alarm

An Oak Cased Travelling Timepiece With Alarm

Case: The oak travelling box with dovetail joints and brass handle to the top, the interior fitted for the timepiece with two compartments above for the brass-cased lead weights.

Dial: The 4 by 5.5 inch shallow breakarch brass hinged dial door signed Willm. Dutton London above a circular glazed aperture to the rectangular brass dialplate with silvered Roman chapter-ring, lozenge half-hour marks and delicately pierced blued-steel hand, the matted centre with large diameter silvered alarm disc.

Duration: 30 hour.

Movement: The movement with 3 by 3.5 inch plates and gour baluster pillars, going train with original verge escapement and short bob pendulum, the alarm with vertical crown wheel strikinf on a bell above the plates enclosed within brass shutters, brass suspension loop to the top and wall spurs below.

Escapement: Knife-edge verge.

Strike Type: Timepiece alarm.

Provenance: Christies, 2nd July 2004, lot 65.