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A McCabe-Thomas Gammage & Son with an Identity Crisis.
PostPosted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:28 pm Reply with quote
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This rather strange movement British movement has "Partly Swiss", on it that I think refers to the Winding and Setting Mechanism and maybe some other parts. It has been made after McCabes Death. Thomas Gammage was a very skilled Watchmaker who was capable of very high quality and Complicated work. As an example at Auction: LOT 29
Thomas Gammage: An 18ct Gold Open Faced 52 1/2 Minute Lever Karrusel Pocket...
SIGNED THOS GAMMAGE & SON, 60 QUEEN VICTORIA ST LONDON, FROM THE LATE JAS McCabe, THOMAS GAMMAGE & SON: AN 18CT GOLD HALF HUNTER POCKET WATCH.

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The previous photo is my movement.

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Photo 3 shows the Quality McCabe Balance Wheel.

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Photo 4 the Swiss Winding and Setting Mechanism.

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Another view of the movement; I will have to make in my Watchmakers Lathe Stem and Crown to suit.

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Size of the really nice Dial.

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There is a movement in The British Museum. 52mm Description
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MOVEMENT AND DIAL OF A HALF-HUNTER LEVER WATCH. 3/4-plate, going-barrel, Geneva stopwork, rocking-bar keyless-work, hollow centre-pinion. Ratchet-tooth lever escapement, Earnshaw compensation balance, Breguet overcoil. Dial; 2-piece, enamel, white with black I-XII numerals, sunk subsidiary seconds dial. Hands; blued steel half-hunter spade and light seconds hand. Case missing, half-hunter [train layout - keyless-work at 3 o'clock, seconds at 6 o'clock, and half-hunter hour hand].
© The Trustees of the British Museum

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Other photo of The British Museum movement.

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I think that the Raw movement was made by: JC Chesworth, John Liverpool Museum 1851, 1871, 1881 New Road, Prescot watch movement maker St Nicholas ( Liverpool)

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Very cool, rare and unusual movement. Thanks for posting all you need.

I hope you are feeling better. Keep up the great posts here for the members. I am certain all are happy you do so much compltete and detailed work.

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