Samuel Minchiner?

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  1. Allan C. Purcell

    Allan C. Purcell Registered User
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    I bought this little movement last week, and it arrived today. I bought it for a number of reasons, the main one though was the name on the watch and its size, only 35mm in diameter.

    I had done some research, which amounted to looking through Brian Loomes books, but found nothing, so I dug a little deeper, and in Baillie, I found Willam Minchiner, London a1744. (Could he be the father of Samuel)?

    Then in Britten, I found I think the maker Samuel Minchiner, c1810, longcase clock London.

    This watch movement I would say was pre 1800. So I am asking for help on Samuel Minchiner.

    Plus I would like all those who like ladies watches to tell me this could have been a ladies watch or was it a normal size for the period?

    Allan

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    AAA-17.JPG Photographed with a 1949 Florin 24mm in diameter.
     
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    I cannot add anything for certain, but it is hard to believe that this movement, with its deep calibre and baluster pillars, could be much later than 1770.

    Oliver Mundy.
     
  3. Allan C. Purcell

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    #3 Allan C. Purcell, Apr 3, 2020
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    Oliver, I agree, though I need proof that Samuel was the son of William, I am still looking.

    Just found in Moore´s;
    Minchiner William app.John Poole mas.Watch-maker, of The Strand, London,Mx, 3Mar 1743 to Dec,1746 15 GBP.

    Minchiner Samuel son of William (deceased) app to Samuel Delafose mas. Clockmaker, Westminster, Mx,6 Jun, 1726,7 years 20 GBP. Will PM.

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