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Pocket Watch Movement - James McCabe, London, circa 1825 Object Reg. No: ST 024524

Summary:
Gents pocket watch movement, James McCabe, London, no 11911, circa 1825.
Description:
Gold dial has raised roman numerals for hours and dots for minutes. Dial has textured surface. Seconds dial at 6. Removeable dust cover cut away to show jewel and engraved bridge. Gold balance wheel.

Key wound spring; duplex escapement. Fusee and chain.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Olive Broome, 1959
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 1.5 cm (Width), 4.6 cm (Diameter)

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Tagged with: gents watches, key watches, pocket watches, watchworks
Themes this item is part of: Horology Collection, Science & Measurement Collection
Primary Classification: HOROLOGY
Secondary Classification: Watches
Tertiary Classification: england
Inscriptions: Cover and back plate are marked 'Jas McCabe, Royal Exchange London, 11911'.
Maker: Mr James McCabe, London, Middlesex, England, Great Britain, circa 1825

G.H. Baillie, Watchmakers and Clockmakers of the World, p.205 gives dates of 1781-1811; business continued by son.

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Terry O'Neill Posted on 22 Jun 2010 12:19 AM
i have a pocket watch which i am trying to find some history on,it has the birmingham (anchor)mark and the date letter n for year 1850 it has the makers mark LC on the case,it is complete with chain and key for winding.I recently gave it to a local watchmaker who has told me it needs 2 parts but unfortunately she knows of no one who makes these parts.I would be interested to know who the maker LC was and if maybe you know of anyone who could repair this watch.
Discovery Centre Posted on 22 Jun 2010 3:29 PM
Museum Victoria Comment
Hi Terry, unfortunately we can't identify a watch based on description alone. Normally we would suggest going to a horologist. As you've already done so we recommend that you conduct some research on hallmarks, which you may be able to match with yours. Some good links to various useful websites on hallmarks and watchmakers can be found here: http://museumvictoria.com.au/discoverycentre/discovery-centre-news/horology/

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