Watch movement by Thomas Tompion

1692 in London
Thomas Tompion

Watch movement by Thomas Tompion
The Worshipful Company of Clockmakers/Clarissa Bruce
© The Clockmakers’ Charity

Verge escapement watch movement by Thomas Tompion. The movement has a four wheel train and tulip pillars, and is signed ‘T. Tompion London 0598’ c.1692

Tompion began numbering his watches c.1680 onwards, although his early numbering system was convoluted. A '0' before 598 in fact meant number 1598, placing this watch movement to around the year 1692.

Clockmakers Museum No. 53

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brass (copper, zinc alloy) and steel (metal)
watch movement
Lent by the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers

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