BARRAUDS' & Lund, Cornhill, London. No 2/3899


Good quality 'all brass' movement by this famous firm, circa 1840.

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Second-series keywound fullplate fusee movement with cap jewels on balance (diamond) and escape, of typical Barraud 'plain' or 'all-brass' caliper having gilt brass balance and stud, the index in this late example having a steel rather than brass index, the 14-size hollow-back (no brass-edge) frame stamped with the Barraud number. Single-roller detached lever escapement. Plain 4-arm gilt brass balance, spiral balance spring. One-piece numbered enamel dial. 42 mm diameter, 10 mm deep, not including centre arbor.

Paul Philip Barraud and John Richard Lund, one of the leading London watch and chronometer manufacturers, of which the late Cedric Jagger produced a good history and checklist of their productions in his Book and its Supplement, though many other subtle and often interesting variations sold by the firm continue to surface.

Dial cracked and with edge chips, lacking hands and fusee. Otherwise the movement appears complete with nothing broken but it is rather dirty and does not want to tick. Not working.