Liverpool-Two at once.

Allan C. Purcell

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d1-23.JPG These two watches in silver pair-cases were made in Liverpool in the same year "H" for 1826/27. Though they look alike one is larger than the other. (I think that can be seen with the naked eye). The Larger one on the right is 56mm wide, while the smaller one on the left is only 50mm wide. and comes in at 146 Gr. while the larger watch comes in at 160 Gr. Both have gold hands and both with a capped seconds hand.

d1-29.JPG Now for some differences, the smaller one you can see was made by Thomas Muncas and has a Massey two escapement, and on the cock is the word detached, plain three-arm balance made of steel.No Liverpool windows, but Liverpool arrows.

d1-24.JPG d1-26.JPG Chester hallmarks for 1826/27. Case-makers Thomas Ellison & Henry Fishwick.

d1-25.JPG In the cap there is this mark, that could be the letter "C"

d1-27.JPG The larger watch was made by John Pennington of Parker Street, Liverpool, 1822-24, Church Street, 1828, Chronometers. In this watch, the escapement is a Single Table Roller. The balance wheel this time looks to be brass with three screws. No Compensation of course. On the cock Lever Detached. No Liverpool windows, but Liverpool arrows. I think the windows had to be paid extra by the buyer, or those sent to America.



d1-28.JPG The Chester hallmarks, the same as above, case maker this time Thomas Helsby & Co Liverpool.

Just something to look at-

Allan.
 

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