Watch movement with remontoir and two balance springs by Thomas Mudge

Made:
1755 in London
maker:
Thomas Mudge
Watch movement numbered 260, by Thomas Mudge, London, 1755. Watch movement numbered 260, by Thomas Mudge, London, 1755.

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Watch movement numbered 260, by Thomas Mudge, London, 1755.
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Watch movement numbered 260, by Thomas Mudge, London, 1755.
Science Museum Group / The Clockmakers' Museum
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museumum

Watch movement numbered 260, by Thomas Mudge, London, 1755. White enamel dial with large minute figures and steel beetle hands and a centre seconds hand, placed between the hour and minute hands. The fusee movement contains a verge escapement, a remontoir, and balance with two balance springs; one with curb compensation and the other with regulator. The minute hand jumps forward once every minute. The fusee has no maintaining power, but a pivoted detent prevents the remontoir wheel from running back during winding. A stop acts on the wheel carrying the seconds hand, allowing it to be halted. When the stop is taken off a small hook engages with the wheel teeth, thus ensuring an immediate advance of the seconds hand. Signed on the movement 'Thos Mudge London 260'.

Originally sold to Ferdinand, King of Spain on August 22nd 1755. Presented to the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers by John Grant Jnr in 1850. Clockmakers' Museum No. 189

Details

Category:
Clockmakers
Collection:
The Worshipful Company of Clockmakers
Object Number:
L2015-3217
Materials:
silver (alloy), enamel, brass (copper, zinc alloy), steel (metal) and diamond
Measurements:
overall: 41 mm x 49 mm x 25 mm,
type:
verge watch movement
credit:
Lent by the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers