RICHARD WEBSTER A mid 19th century travelling clock (London, )

RICHARD WEBSTER                      A mid 19th century travelling clock
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RICHARD WEBSTER A mid 19th century travelling clock

OriginLondon
DateCirca 1860
A good nineteenth century travelling clock in a burr oak five glass case with a gilt brass ornate carrying handle.

The single fusée movement with chain drive and maintaining power has eight day duration.The substantial platform lever escapement has a compensated bi-metallic balance wheel.

The white enamel dial with roman numerals is signed R Webster Cornhill London and this is repeated to the back plate which includes the serial number 14018.

Literature

Richard Webster worked in London between 1857 and 1881. He was the descendent of William Webster who was a journeyman from Thomas Tompion and who first established the Webster business in 1711.

Signed / Inscribed

R. Webster Cornhill London