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Inventory no. 42423 - Former Display Label

16th century

Unsigned and undated.
Movement of brass and steel; single steel hand; engraved drum-shaped canister case (no hinges) of gilt brass.
Verge escapement, probably originally with a dumb-bell foliot, but now with a balance-wheel to which weights have been added at diametrically opposite points on the rim; fusee with gut; ratchet and click mainspring regulator (the mainspring barrel is a replacement and is of the type used with a chain); 24-hour dial, with couch pins, for ordinary and Italian hours.


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