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MOP Cast Iron Front Movement ID

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I picked this timepiece up over the weekend. It was cheap enough and I found it interesting. No label anywhere. Though I may never know who assembled this, does anyone recognize this movement. The escape pivot bracket has an angled base where it's riveted to the plate. Is that a clue to the maker of this movement? Jerome maybe? Thanks in advance.....Chris

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The movement is by New Haven/Jerome & Co., but I can't help on the maker/retailer of the case itself. It's iron front, right? Owen and Kroeber come to mind, but that's a guess, only. Perhaps someone else recognizes it.
 

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Yes, it’s an iron front. New Haven would make sense. I didn’t even consider Kroeber. I’ll take a look in Tran’s Kroeber book.
 

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Yes, it’s an iron front. New Haven would make sense. I didn’t even consider Kroeber. I’ll take a look in Tran’s Kroeber book.
FWIW, I did not find it there. The maker could be virtually anyone, perhaps a New York firm, for example.
 

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I knew it would be tough to figure out who actually assembled this. I was hoping someone owned one, or have seen one with a label. Would late 1850s seem about right for a date range?
 

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I knew it would be tough to figure out who actually assembled this. I was hoping someone owned one, or have seen one with a label. Would late 1850s seem about right for a date range?
The late 1850’s would not be out of the question, perhaps early 1860’s.
 

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Interesting that the movement in the early Brewster steeple is basically the same movement that is in mine except how the plates are held together. Did Brewster use Jerome movements?
 

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Interesting that the movement in the early Brewster steeple is basically the same movement that is in mine except how the plates are held together. Did Brewster use Jerome movements?
That would be Brewster & Co., which is not the same as Brewster. Apparently, Brewster & Co. did use New Haven/Jerome & Co. movements, but that does not preclude their using movements by others.
 

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For those as slow as I, MOP = Mother Of Pearl, not the thing you clean the floor with. ;)
 
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