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Discussion in 'European & Other Pocket Watches' started by John Matthews, Aug 1, 2017.
The search engine here is rather problematical. Try using the external Google syntax as follows:
This appears to produce more accurate and comprehensive results.
Allan - I have not spent much time looking at Hunt & Roskell, but I believe you are correct. According to one of my sources, after J Hunt died in 1887, Robert Roskell, Allan Roskell and John Mortimer Hunt continued as Hunt and Roskell until the death of Robert in 1888 and the remaining two partners sold out to J. W. Benson in 1889.
Incidentally, the quick reply functionality, which is what I assume you were having problems with, is very unreliable and I find unpredictable, I never use it other than for simple replies and never with quotes.
Hi John, I have never had any problems with it? The Software in general is not very good. For photos a System where you can load 12 photos like eBay would be better.
Ray it may be browser and/or operating system dependent.
Hi John, I work on and sell Computers to support my addiction; Pocket Watches. Australia Post is one of my pet hates, their website works OK on the Microsoft browser but not properly on Mozilla Firefox. The NAWCC site is pretty good compared to some Government websites in Australia. I always have the latest most powerful Computer that I can get hold of, the one that I am using at the moment is an X58 motherboard with an i7 xeon quad core cpu; not my most powerful; that is a 4 x 6 core 2.6gh Monster Sun Server with 6 Hard Drives. What do you think of my German folly "Wilhelm S Koberle"? Regards Ray
I hope everyone will be thrilled and delighted with the new site in a few weeks. The image handling is certainly much better there.
Thanks Tom. Regards Ray
The chronology of Hunt & Roskell 'here' . Courtesy of the British Museum.
A quote from Edidin's Article English watches for the American Market page 537.
" A routine newspaper story of 1846 mentions without comment the presence of John Roskell, watch and chronometer maker and son of Robert Roskell, as one of the important guests at the 34th anniversary dinner of the Liverpool Hebrew Philanthropic Society. "
I have read that before, I think in the meentime you and John have sorted it out much better. Going a bit further with the Hunt and Roskell story, I spent some time looking through David Penney's archive today.
Slow work but pays off. You have to tell your self not to look at other interesting clocks and watches-I found five more numbers for my lists, and two watches made by Nicole Nielsen for Roskell. I have put them on my update list page 17. They do though fit into the time after they had sold the business to J.W.Benson. Apart from the archive Mr Penney he had a movement by NN for sale which I bought myself for the hard work-if I can get it working it might make a nice wrist watch.
I am putting this here because it is a Roskell from Liverpool, but must not be part of the lineage on this thread. I may be wrong though. Anyone know of an S. Roskell of Liverpool. This is a dial only and is rather large (larger than 18S).
Hi Nick- its quite a while since I looked at this thread-if you now look at the Roskell file page 19.You will see you could be right. Best Allan.