Square-shaped watch by Francis Raynsford

Made:
1700 in England
Square-shaped watch by Francis Raynsford (watch; verge movement) Square-shaped watch by Francis Raynsford (watch; verge movement)

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Silver square-shaped watch by Francis Raynsford, London, c.1700. Silver case covered in leather studded with silver pins, which form a monogram or cypher on the rear of the case. Square champlevé dial, with subsidiary seconds dial. Steel hands. Movement with verge escapement, and a stop lever which engages with the escape-wheel, and is operated through the dial. Signed ‘Fr. Raynsford, London’ on the movement.

Raynsford was made a Freeman of the Clockmakers' Company in 1689. Clockmakers' Museum No. 104

Details

Category:
Clockmakers
Collection:
The Worshipful Company of Clockmakers
Object Number:
L2015-3164
Materials:
silver (alloy), steel (metal), leather and glass
Measurements:
overall: 52 mm x 42 mm x 25 mm,
type:
watch and verge movement
credit:
Lent by the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers