David Forster of Dublin

Jerzy Ganczarczyk

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Not too much is known about this Irish watch/clock maker of Dublin. In the new Loomes List he is recorded, among 34 watchmakers/clockmakers of the same last name, as active in the period 1826-1868, and Charles Forster (his son?) is mentioned as his successor (1868-1874). The Dublin City Directory for 1850 provided the address of David Forster at 24 Lower Ormond Quay. Loomes also recorded Thomas and David Forster of Dublin (father and son?; brothers?), with the activity period of 1823-1825. The latter information was also provided by Geraldine Fennell with reference to the year 1824 only. Camerer Cuss described in his 'Antique Watches' an unusual, large watch with thermal compensation, Debaufre escapement and fusee, signed by David Forster and dated for ca. 1825. Possibly, this watch was his examination work for becoming a Master. A gilt brass and ormolu 'pendule d'officier' with steel dial stamped David Forster, Dublin, No. 1098, was auctioned in Ireland in 1996.

Any additional information about this maker and his products would be greatly appreciated.
 
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