Verge escapement watch movement by Ahasuerus Fromanteel

Made:
1685
maker:
Ahasuerus Fromanteel
Verge escapement watch movement by Ahasuerus Fromanteel

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Verge escapement watch movement by Ahasuerus Fromanteel
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Verge escapement watch movement, without dial. Signed on backplate ‘Fromanteel’. The fusee arbor comes through the foot of the balance cock, which has two screws. by Ahasuerus Fromanteel, Holland, c. 1685.

There were several members of the Fromanteel family working both in the Netherlands and London. This movement's backplate design, where the fusee arbor extends through the foot of the balance cock, is more typical of Ahasuerus Fromanteel who worked in The Hague and Amsterdam.

Clockmakers' Museum No. 58

Details

Category:
Clockmakers
Collection:
The Worshipful Company of Clockmakers
Object Number:
L2015-3130
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy) and steel (metal)
type:
verge watch movement
credit:
Lent by the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers