CH Taylor 47 Compton Street Soho any details ??

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  1. Britannicus

    Britannicus Registered User

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    I'm trying to track down some details on this watch for a query -

    Hall mark is chester 18 K - I'm struggling to place the date - 1835 of 1813 not sure R code looks very similar... face looks regency Chinese so I'm pondering 1813 ??

    I can't find any detail on CH Taylor of Soho - can anyone help me further ?

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  2. gmorse

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    Hi Britannicus,

    Since this appears to be an English lever, it can't be as early as 1813, and it's also a 3/4 plate which places it closer to 1835. The sponsor's mark of R·B incuse isn't in Priestley, but the Chester lists are notoriously unreliable.

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    Graham
     
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    #3 Britannicus, Aug 28, 2019
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    Hi Graham - As always - you're the fount of all wisdom :) thought 1813 might be pushing it - wondering why a London maker would use Chester for Assay anyway
     
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    Hi Britannicus,

    Because they weren't the makers but in all likelihood just the retailers. It was probably made in the Liverpool area, and Chester would have been the nearest assay office.

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    Graham
     
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    when did the English Lever come in ??
     
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    Hi Britannicus,

    Its predecessor the Massey lever in its several varieties was patented in 1814, the Savage two-pin lever was invented, (but not patented), at about the same time, and the earliest true English lever is now dated to around 1820, although there may be some possible examples very slightly earlier. Nobody knows with any certainty who originated the English lever, (or 'single table roller'), although it seems probable that it was a worker in Liverpool.

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    Graham
     
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    Thanks for the great information Graham.
     
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    great as ever :)
     
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    Hello. Britannicus, Interesting watch. You asked Graham about the Lever escapement on post 5. I think if you take the time to read the thread below, you will understand how complicated your question is, and the answers even more so. Allan.
    Early Single Table Roller Escapements
     

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