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Pocket Watch Movement - Morris Tobias & Co, London, circa 1800. Object Reg. No: ST 020149

Gents pocket watch movement, Morris Tobias & Co, London, no 869, circa 1800.
White enamel dial has black roman numerals and seconds dial at 6.

Key wound spring; rack lever escapement. Fusee and chain. Scale fast to slow.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from J. Ingram, 1937
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 1.7 cm (Width), 4.7 cm (Diameter)

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Tagged with: gents watches, key watches, pocket watches, watchworks, 24698, 74698, 4713, 28371, 34355, 68716, 40460, horology
Themes this item is part of: Science & Measurement Collection
Primary Classification: HOROLOGY
Secondary Classification: Watches
Tertiary Classification: england
Inscriptions: Back plate has ornate design and is inscribed 'Morris Tobias Hos, London, no. 869, Patent'. Works cover is marked 'Tobias, Hos, Patent'. Dial is marked 'Patent 869'.
Maker: Morris Tobias & Co, Wapping, Middlesex, England, Great Britain, circa 1800

G.H. Baillie, Watchmakers and Clockmakers of the World, p.314 gives dates of 1794-1840.


Karen Bradhsaw Posted on 09 Dec 2009 5:58 AM
I have a M. I. Tobias & Co. Mans Pocket Watch believed to be from the 1800's. Serial #- 24698 and Case # 74698. It has a bullseye crystal dome. It has a Fusee cone shapped gear that the power runs on. Engravins are Liverpool, 21698 F, W. WY,
Discovery Centre Posted on 09 Dec 2009 11:25 AM
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