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Howard, Davis and Dennison, 1850 Historical research on the Marsh Brothers prototype watches and Howard, Davis & Dennison 8 day watches.

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Unread 10-20-2007, 06:26 PM
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Default one of two Marsh watches--at close view

Oliver A Marsh watch

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here it is
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note the eagle on the COCK

as well as the two eagle BB

as it rots away without any concern of preservation................
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I wonder just how many will study this great watch, or cares...........
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wull jon....

I just wish i knew more about it....

i note....

Double Barrels? wuffo?

Double case latches... one for rear, one for curvette?

Note how the one case screw is at the location of the ?curvett latch? and the small 'washer' used to make it work...

Is the center pinion jeweled?


why is it rotting away?

ed ja ma kate us.... (or me anyhoo)
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Why is the Serial No. 1852 on the movement twice?
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it is the date not the serial number
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TH, don't you see the corrosion and all the spots, and not just on the steel work?
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Yes...
I see the corrosion....

but i would have 'assumed' this one was in the hands of someone which is what i meant by my question of why it was rotting...

Is there something that can slow the progression .... and I am CERTAIN it is NOT an example for ?restoration? and not even suggesting that!

what are the markings above the right click?
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a second date of 1852

corrosion needs to be removed, watch needs cleaning, gilding is decaying

a terrible shame
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