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James McCabe, London
A GOLD OPEN-FACED KEYLESS POCKET CHRONOMETER WITH UP-AND-DOWN INDICATION 1877, NO. 04925
Movement: gilded ¾ plate, free-sprung, spring-detent escapement, blued steel helical spring, bi-metallic compensation balance with timing screws, diamond endstone, signed and numbered Jas. McCabe, Royal Exchange, London, 04925
Dial: silvered, black Roman numerals, outer minute ring, subsidiary dials for seconds and up-and-down indication, blued steel hands, signed and numbered Jas. McCabe, Royal Exchange, London, 04925
Case: 18ct gold plain polished case, the back centred with decoratively engraved blank cartouche, hallmarked Chester 1877, case maker's mark H.C. (possibly H.G.) incuse, plain polished gold cuvette with maker's mark F.T within an oval cartouche (possibly Frederick Trahern), gold pendant and bow
diameter 51mm
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Catalogue Note

James McCabe was born into a watch and clockmaking family in Belfast, Ireland. He came to London in the 1770’s. He gained his Freedom of the Clockmakers’ Company in 1786 and became a Warden in 1811, the year he died.

Masterworks of Time: George Daniels, Visionary

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