Watch movement with a quarter-repeating mechanism of early design by Thomas Tompion.

Watch movement with a quarter-repeating mechanism of early design by Thomas Tompion. (watch movement; verge escapement) Watch movement with a quarter-repeating mechanism of early design by Thomas Tompion. (watch movement; verge escapement)

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Watch movement with a quarter repeating mechanism of early design, by Thomas Tompion, c. 1691-2. Dial missing. Verge escapement, balance spring with 5 turns. Tulip pillars. Signed 'Tho. Tompion, London'.

Clockmakers' Museum No. 52

Details

Category:
Clockmakers
Collection:
The Worshipful Company of Clockmakers
Object Number:
L2015-3125
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy) and steel (metal)
Measurements:
overall: 40 mm x 40 mm x 24 mm,
type:
watch movement and verge escapement
credit:
Lent by the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers