Lever escapement watch by Josiah Emery

Made:
1792 in London
maker:
Josiah Emery
Lever escapement watch by Josiah Emery Lever escapement watch by Josiah Emery Lever escapement watch by Josiah Emery

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Lever escapement watch by Josiah Emery
Science Museum Group / The Clockmakers' Museum
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Lever escapement watch by Josiah Emery
Science Museum Group / The Clockmakers' Museum
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Lever escapement watch by Josiah Emery
Science Museum Group / The Clockmakers' Museum
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Gold straight line lever escapement watch by Josiah Emery, London. Gold case, stamped VW (for casemaker Valentine Walker) and hallmarked 1792 – 3. White enamel dial with blued steel central minute hand and subsidiary dials for hours and seconds. Signed Emery London. Full-plate gilt movement with balance bridge. Straight line lever escapement, without draw. The balance staff has a cranked roller for impulse and unlocking and there is a separate safety roller. Brass balance with timing screws and two S-shaped bi-metallic arms. Helical balance spring. The pallets of the lever embrace five teeth of the escape-wheel. Signed ‘Josiah Emery, Charing Cross, London 1289’. Dust cap, also signed 'Josiah Emery Charing Cross London 1289'.

This watch is one of the first in which Emery used a cranked roller after abandoning his earlier, Mudge-type escapement on two planes

Clockmakers' Museum No. 455.

Details

Category:
Clockmakers
Collection:
The Worshipful Company of Clockmakers
Object Number:
L2015-3366
Materials:
gold (metal), brass (copper, zinc alloy), steel (metal), enamel and glass
Measurements:
overall: 70 mm x 61 mm x 27 mm,
type:
watch and lever movement
credit:
Lent by the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers