Gents pocket watch movement, Ellicott & Taylor, London, no 6553, circa 1820.
White enamel dial has black roman numerals and seconds dial at 6. Back plate has ornate foliage design. Key wound spring; cylinder escapement. Fusee and chain. Scale fast to slow.
One of several watch movements donated by Ingram Brothers jewelers in 1937. During the 1930s Depression, customers would bring in gold or silver fob watches to sell for the value of the gold or silver. Ingrams (and other jewelers) melted down the cases to sell the metal, but kept the movements of historically interesting watches.
Donation from J. Ingram, 18/02/1937
Ellicot & Taylor, Sweeting's Alley, Cornhill, London, Middlesex, England, Great Britain, circa 1820
G.H. Baillie, Watchmakers and Clockmakers of the World, p.99 gives dates of 1811-1830 for firm trading as Ellicott & Taylor.
Back plate marked 'Ellicott & Taylor, London, 6553'.
Type of item
1.7 cm (Width)