Thomas Mercer, St Albans. No.1173
An English gilt brass chronometer carriage timepiece with original travelling case, key and rating certificate. Marlborough model 1972. The gilt tapering case has a folding handle with bevelled glass panel to the top, bevelled glass panels to the sides and a solid rear plate with hand setting function and start/stop lever.
The silvered dial signed Thomas Mercer, No. 1173 with Roman numerals, subsidiary seconds dial and a state of wind indicator. Blued steel hands. The substantial eight day chain fusee movement with maintaining power, Earnshaw type detent escapement with a freesprung palladium helical balance spring and heavy bimetallic balance. The original black leather tooled travelling case with lift out front cover is lined in blue velvet and the original safety winding key is stored in the top.
This clock is illustrated in Mercer Chronometers History, Maintenance & Repair by Tony Mercer. Published by Mayfield Books.
I also sold Thomas Mercer carriage clock Number 1195.
Date circa 1972
Height 6 1/4 inches (16 cm)