ELLICOTT, London. No 8462


Top quality cylinder movement by this famous London firm, circa 1785.

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Capped fullplate fusee movement with diamond endstone and typical beautifully engraved and pierced cock and slide-plate. Cylinder escapement with 15-tooth brass escape and steel cylinder. Steel balance, spiral balance-spring. Slightly convex enamel dial, gold hands. 42 mm diameter, 13 mm deep, not including centre arbor.

John and Edward Ellicott, then running what was the largest and most successful business in London, selling the best quality clocks and watches. See the two-part article in Antiquarian Horology on 'The Watches of Ellicotts of London' by David Thompson, Summer and Autumn issues 1997.

Hair cracks in dial and later hands, otherwise in good complete and original condition. Not cleaned by me but will tick happily when wound.