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Edmund Massey, London
A RARE MASSEY TYPE IV LEVER WATCH WITH LARGE SECONDS BEATING BALANCE AND CENTRE SECONDS IN ASSOCIATED SILVER PAIR CASES MOVEMENT CIRCA 1840, NO. 303, CASES 1828
Estimate
2,0004,000
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Edmund Massey, London
A RARE MASSEY TYPE IV LEVER WATCH WITH LARGE SECONDS BEATING BALANCE AND CENTRE SECONDS IN ASSOCIATED SILVER PAIR CASES MOVEMENT CIRCA 1840, NO. 303, CASES 1828
Estimate
2,0004,000
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Details & Cataloguing

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Edmund Massey, London
A RARE MASSEY TYPE IV LEVER WATCH WITH LARGE SECONDS BEATING BALANCE AND CENTRE SECONDS IN ASSOCIATED SILVER PAIR CASES MOVEMENT CIRCA 1840, NO. 303, CASES 1828
Movement: matt gilded full plate, Massey type IV lever escapement with type III roller, large escape wheel with vertical teeth, decoratively engraved balance cock, very large bi-metallic seconds beating compensation balance, signed and numbered Edmd. Massey, Patentee, 89 Strand, London, no. 303
Dial: white enamel, Roman numerals, outer minute ring, silver spade hands, blued steel centre seconds, signed E. Massey, 89 Strand London, No. 303
Cases: associated plain silver cases, the inner with winding aperture to back, Regency style pendant, both cases hallmarked Chester 1828 and with maker's mark TE over HF for Timothy Ellison and Henry Fishwick, Liverpool 
diameter of outer case 59mm, inner case 52mm
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Literature

Terence Camerer Cuss, The English Watch 1585-1970, 2009, p. 392, pl. 246

Catalogue Note

Edmund was the youngest son of Edward Massey and it was the latter who was in fact the patentee of this rare variant of Massey type IV escapement which was included in his 1814 patent (see Alan Treherne, The Borough Museum, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Exhibition Catalogue, 1977). For a similar watch signed by Edward Massey and numbered 653, see: Antiquarian Horology, No. 6, Vol. 28, June 2005, p. 802. Brian Loomes, in Watchmakers and Clockmakers of the World [21st Century Ed.], notes that Edmund Massey was active in London from 1839-1851.

The Celebration of the English Watch Part IV, George Daniels 20th Century Innovator

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