Timepieces Collection

Browse Collection

321 of 324

First Timepiece

Previous Timepiece

Return to

Return to

Return to
All Online Collections

Next Timepiece

Last Timepiece

Click to hide image

James Lamb (active 1818 - 1853)
Movement and dial of a verge watch

Movement: J. Lamb BICESTER No 9953., 1820 - 1830

dial; white enamel movement; gilt-brass; engraved

36.72 mm diameter back plate 35.5 mm diameter pillar 3.9 mm height overall 12.8 mm thickness

Case: missing. Dial: White enamel dial pinned directly to the front plate, with an outer minute track surrounding Roman hours I-XII. There is a winding hole at III-IIII. The hands are missing. Movement: Circular gilt-brass plates with four cylindrical pillars and a detachable barrel bridge. Mainspring barrel with set-up beneath the dial (ratchet type?). Fusee with chain and standard stop-work. Four wheel going train, the centre wheel solid, the third and contrate wheels with four crossings. The centre and third wheels are recessed into the front plate and run in a separate bridge. Verge escapement, the crown wheel runs between a screwed-on potence and a riveted counter potence with a separate bearing plug. Plain steel flat-rim balance, spiral balance spring with a Boseley type regulator registers against a scale engraved on the back plate inscribed SLOW –FAST. Plain balance cock. Movement signed: J. Lamb BICESTER No 9953. Notes: James Lamb – 1818-1853. Clock and watchmaker, glass china and earthenware dealer in Market Square Bicester

Presented by Evans Roberts through the Victoria and Albert Museum, 1917.


Other Images

Click to hide image

Click to hide image