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Pocket Watch - John Barwise, London, circa 1808 Object Reg. No: ST 025572

Gents pocket watch, gold pair case, John Barwise, London, no 4486, circa 1808.

John Barwise of St Martin's in the Field, London, commenced business about 1790 and operated into the 1850s. In collaboration with Alex Bain, he took out a patent for electric clocks in 1841. A firm trading with the name John Barwise continued into the 1930s.
Gold pair case. White enamel dial has roman numerals and gold hands.

Key wound spring; duplex escapement. Fusee and chain.
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 2.2 cm (Width), 5.5 cm (Diameter)

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Tagged with: gents watches, key watches, pocket watches, horology
Themes this item is part of: Science & Measurement Collection
Primary Classification: HOROLOGY
Secondary Classification: Watches
Tertiary Classification: england
Inscriptions: Removable cover and back plate are marked 'Barwise, London, 4486'. Dial is marked 'Barwise 4486'. Case has London hallmark for 1808-1809 (crown over 18, crowned leopard, capital n).
Maker: John Barwise, London, Middlesex, England, Great Britain, circa 1808

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