G E FRODSHAM, 31 Gracechurch St, London. No 12706


Good free-sprung lever movement, circa 1875.

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Slim half-plate fusee movement jewelled to the centre with cap jewels on balance (diamond), lever and escape, the 16-size hollow-back frame stamped J.W (Wycherley). Single-roller detached lever escapement with ratchet-tooth escape. Compensation balance, free-sprung balance-spring with single overcoil.  Lovely signed off-white enamel dial in perfect condition, gold hands. 45 mm diameter, 18 mm deep, not including centre arbor.

George Edward Frodsham, watch, clock and chronometer retailer - see the book on the various Frodsham firms by Vaudrey Mercer. 

John Wycherly, one of the best and most famous Liverpool rough movement manufacturers,  pioneer of 'interchangeable' movements and supplier to most of the best English finishers and retailers of his day.

Top balance pivot broken, otherwise in good original condition, especially the fine enamel (not porcelain) dial. Not cleaned by me and all rather dirty. Not working.