A fine and rare gilt brass centre seconds eight-day travelling timepiece. One of only four known to exist.
Charles Frodsham & Co, 84 Strand, London, no 1651
The drum case set to the upper section with a facetted handle, and to the lower section with a pair of folding supports, triple screwed and curved to sit flush with the case, with heavy moulded bezels to the front and rear, the latter with shuttered winding cover engraved 'set hands' and 'wind', the signed silvered 4 inch dial with outer minute track enclosing the curved copperplate script with good blued steel hands, the circular movement with maintaining power to the chain fusee to wheels of six crossings, the lever platform escapement with double screwed gilt chatons and engraved cock to the large cut and compensated bimetallic balance with gold timing screws. Sold together with a double-ended setting/winding key and an associated mahogany travel box 15cms (6ins) high.