Gents pocket watch movement, Morris Tobias & Co, London, no 869, circa 1800.
White enamel dial has black roman numerals and seconds dial at 6. Key wound spring; rack lever 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
Back plate has ornate design and is inscribed 'Morris Tobias Hos, London, no. 869, Patent'. Works cover is marked 'Tobias, Hos, Patent'. Dial is marked 'Patent 869'.
Type of item
1.7 cm (Width)