ARNOLD Chas FRODSHAM, 84 Strand, London. No 16146


Re-cased club-tooth lever by this famous firm, circa 1860.

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Three-quarter plate fusee movement. Single-roller detached lever escapement with rare brass club-tooth (divided lift) escape. Gold balance, spiral balance-spring. Enamel dial prominently featuring the Arnold name, blued-steel hands. In later plain silver case hallmarked Chester 1908, casemaker RJP. 48 mm diameter.

Charles Frodsham (1810-1871), one of the most famous London clock and watch makers of the 19th century, who purchased the business and name of Arnold, the equally famous firm of chronometer makers in 1844.

NB: For another example of Frodsham using this escapement see The Camerer Cuss Book of Antique Watches, plate 145

Broken minute hand, later case and all rather dirty, otherwise looks to be in good original condition. It tries to tick when wound but will need at least a service and clean oil to run properly - priced accordingly.