Pivoted-detent escapement watch by Larcum Kendall

Made:
1786 in London
maker:
Larcum Kendall
Pivoted-detent escapement watch by Larcum Kendall 1786-7 Pivoted-detent escapement watch by Larcum Kendall 1786-7 Pivoted-detent escapement watch by Larcum Kendall 1786-7

Pivoted-detent escapement watch by Larcum Kendall 1786-7
The Clockmakers' Museum/Clarissa Bruce
© The Clockmakers’ Charity

Pivoted-detent escapement watch by Larcum Kendall 1786-7
The Clockmakers' Museum/Clarissa Bruce
© The Clockmakers’ Charity

Pivoted-detent escapement watch by Larcum Kendall 1786-7
The Clockmakers' Museum/Clarissa Bruce
© The Clockmakers’ Charity

Silver pair-cased pivoted detent escapement watch by Larcum Kendall, in which the passing spring is operated by an inclined plane on the balance staff. White enamel dial with subsidiary dials for hours and seconds. Brass balance with spiral bi-metallic compensation curb, Signed 'L. Kendall London B+y', London, hallmarked 1786-7

Larcum Kendall was apprenticed through the Clockmakers’ to John Jefferys. He was commissioned to make replicas of John Harrison’s 4th marine timekeeper in 1769 and 1771. This particular watch was bought from the sale of Kendall’s estate in 1795 for £30 by Benjamin Vulliamy and presented to the Clockmakers Museum by his son Benjamin Lewis Vulliamy in 1849.

Clockmakers Museum No. 422

Details

Category:
Clockmakers
Object Number:
L2015-3335
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), diamond, enamel, glass, silver (alloy) and steel (metal)
Measurements:
watch: 67 mm x 54 mm x 29 mm,
outer case: 65 mm x 62 mm x 24 mm,
type:
watch
credit:
Lent by the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers