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Pictured is a Fusee I just overhauled. The case was black and all the pivots were stuck in their holes like glue. It is a 7 jewel mvt. and is running and keeping decent time. It has a nice bullseye crystal. So far from the case markings I believe it is Sterling Silver, Chester Assay office, 1840. I can't find what the letters TC&GB mean or the watchmaker Tho (Thomas?) Dumbell...what a name! There are also letters IW on the stem. Any help will be much appreciated.

Roger





 
Posts: 1076 | Location: Ticonderoga, New York USA | Registered: March 01, 2008
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Roger

Good job !

A very well cleanod old britisch fusee, running and in good condition.

I found the watchmaker in Baillie's:

Thomas Dumbell, Rochdale ca. 1820

Rochdale is a city north of Manchester

Regards,
Gerald
 
Posts: 742 | Location: Wertheim in Germany | Registered: February 21, 2009
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WOW!!! Roger, you have done a super job of clean up and restoration...!

I can't quite make out those halmarks but it is definitely 'Sterling Silver'....

Maybe others can help you with the marks on the case....

What a clean looking movement....I'll be interested to know more about this watch as info is posted as I'm sure it will be....

Good Luck....

Regards,
Jerry
 
Posts: 2830 | Location: Chino, California in the USA | Registered: June 23, 2008
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Roger

That does look nice.

1881 England Census Lancashire, Liverpool, Mount Pleasant, District 30
156 Upper Huskisson Street Thomas Dumbell age 54 born about 1827 watchmaker
Wife Ann 44 about 1837
Son William 26 about 1855
Son Thomas 24 about 1857

1871 census
Thomas, Ann, William, Thomas, Elizabeth about 1859, John about 1861, George about 1863, Annie about 1869, Amelia about 1870

Tom
 
Posts: 5107 | Location: New Mexico in the USA | Registered: January 27, 2007
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I also found

1851 census

His father Joseph was also listed as a watchmaker, at the time Thomas was living with his father & mother Sarah in Liverpool.

Tom
 
Posts: 5107 | Location: New Mexico in the USA | Registered: January 27, 2007
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On page 191 of Priestley's book a TG&BG incuse is listed. It refers to Thomas Green of Liverpool. Could the mark in your watch be a poor strike and the C should be read as a G? That is as close as I could get to your mark.
 
Posts: 767 | Location: Los Osos, California USA | Registered: December 12, 2002
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Hey Rog I will second that "WOW." Super job on a great looking watch.
 
Posts: 1488 | Location: New York State in the USA | Registered: March 04, 2008
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Thanks all! You are all a great source of information and encouragement. Jerry, It is possible that it could be TG and not TC. Tom, I don't know how you find all that info, but that's what I was looking for. Appreciate ALL the responses.

Roger
 
Posts: 1076 | Location: Ticonderoga, New York USA | Registered: March 01, 2008
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Gorgeous piece of machinery, Roger. That balance cock is a work of art Wink.

Anybody know what the "DETACH'D" refers to?
 
Posts: 2962 | Location: Western New York in the USA | Registered: March 24, 2008
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Eric

It means it is a detached lever escapement, on page 66 of the price guide it gives a brief example.

Tom
 
Posts: 5107 | Location: New Mexico in the USA | Registered: January 27, 2007
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