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    Must see: Peter Litherland 1792 Rack Lever Patent.... The Actual Document!

    Here is my list of Litherland watches from my database. Hope it helps! Regards David Evans
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    Must see: Peter Litherland 1792 Rack Lever Patent.... The Actual Document!

    I think it is just as easy to send to Germany as it is to UK. Regards David
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    Must see: Peter Litherland 1792 Rack Lever Patent.... The Actual Document!

    Dear Allan I have mountains of unpublished original research about the Liverpool watchmaking industry - would you be interested in acquiring it? Would have to be mailed to you as far too much to digitise. Do you have Microsoft Access database? I have a lot of watch details stored on it which...
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    19th c Banjo clock

    Thanks - you are quite probably right. I wouldn't describe our naval scene as crude - it is quite well done. There could not have been a panel with a central aperture, as the pendulum bob is well below the centre so would hardly be seen. You mentioned that Hatch put movement fixing holes at top...
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    Must see: Peter Litherland 1792 Rack Lever Patent.... The Actual Document!

    Many fine watches there, Alan. The ones you note from Skinner in 2010 were part of my collection. I sold them when I needed some extra funds for a museum we set up in Revelstoke BC, Canada, Quite a few did not sell and I still have those. Someone earlier in this thread mentioned my article in...
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    19th c Banjo clock

    Hi Various pictures attached. Will post some of the complete clock when I have assembled it fully. Thanks! David
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    19th c Banjo clock

    Another snippet - I have taken some pictures and will upload them shortly. The painted panel in the base depicts two ships in battle - one US, the other British. I have been doing a little research on the flag flown by the US ship. It has 8 stars in a medallion and stripes, which apparently...
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    19th c Banjo clock

    Thank you for all that Andy. The movement is fitted to the case with short countersunk bolts at lower left and upper right corners, with square nuts behind the case. I'll add some pictures shortly. David Evans
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    19th c Banjo clock

    Because it is currently in pieces as I am doing a couple of small repairs to the case! I'll add some in the next day or two.
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    19th c Banjo clock

    Just acquired a rosewood (or at least, rosewood colour) banjo timepiece with 7" cream painted dial, black roman chapters, moon hands, in a case resembling an E Howard No. 5, except that it has a fine panel in the base of American and British sailing ships fighting (suggesting 1812, but the clock...
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    Mystery Pocket watch given to me by grandpa

    I consulted my colleague (and ex-business partner) Noel Evans in UK, who has specialised in Swiss watches for many years. He comments: Yes it is undoubtedly Omega. This calibre was the founding calibre for omega in the late 19th century and was in various forms made and exported to a number of...
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    Mystery Pocket watch given to me by grandpa

    Could well be. The serial number, in the 1,800,000 region, more or less fits in with the Omega numbering (on the Omega forum) at about 1902 - 1904. The regulator having both R & A and S & F certainly could suggest a European origin. Thank you for the suggestion. Regards David PS Sorry about...
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    Mystery Pocket watch given to me by grandpa

    I have now acquired this watch from the former owner and have photographed it. Does anyone recognise the calibre? I have looked at a number of Illinois movements but haven't found one like this. Robinson's Extra engraved on it seems a bit odd for a jeweller who was present in Elgin, Manitoba...
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    Mystery Pocket watch given to me by grandpa

    I have examined the above watch. It is signed J M Robinson, Elgin, Man. on the white enamel dial. I think the above is corect - Robinson probably was a jeweller in Elgin, Manitoba. The watch is not silver - the case is by the Philadelphia Watch Case Co and is marked 'Silverode', apparently with...

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