William Mayo, Manchester. A silver key wind open face pair case pocket watch with painted dial Movement No.28664, Birmingham Hallmark for 1840
Lot 29
William Mayo, Manchester. A silver key wind open face pair case pocket watch with painted dial Movement No.28664, Birmingham Hallmark for 1840
Sold for £1,000 (US$ 1,679) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
William Mayo, Manchester. A silver key wind open face pair case pocket watch with painted dial
Movement No.28664, Birmingham Hallmark for 1840
Gilt full plate verge movement, engraved balance cock depicting Stephenson's Rocket, round baluster pillars, white enamel dial chapter with black Roman numerals, outer minute track with dots at five minute divisions, enamel painting to dial centre featuring two men fishing outside a castle, blued steel spade hands, polished round hinged inner and outer cases, case stamped 'B.K', movement signed
58mm.

Footnotes

  • Stephenson's Rocket was an early steam locomotive of 0-2-2 wheel arrangement, built in 1829 at the Forth Street Works of Robert Stephenson and Company in Newcastle Upon Tyne. It was built for, and won, the Rainhill Trials held by the Liverpool & Manchester Railway in 1829 to choose the best design to power the railway. Though the Rocket was not the first steam locomotive, it was the first to bring together several innovations to produce the most advanced locomotive of its day. It is the most famous example of an evolving design of locomotives by Stephenson that became the template for most steam engines in the following 150 years.
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