Clocks and Watches

Horology (clocks & watches)

Verge watch Mid 18th century verge watch by John Pattey
Barometer, thermometer Desk clock with barometer, thermometer and compass presented by W H Gladstone to R.E.P.

This burgeoning collection has a few local clocks and watches :

  • a 30 hour long case clock by Turnbull, Whitby 1823-1840 painted face oak case with mahogany crossbanding
  • a brass faced 30 hour clock by Webster, Whitby late 18th century
  • a mahogany wall clock with fusee movement by Day, Whitby
  • a verge watch by John Webster in a silver pair case 1813 with its watch papers
  • a verge watch by Thomas Turnbull again with silver pair case 1834

Other verge watches includes one by Isaac Rogers London with an unusual dial with the hours as letters spelling Johanes Boyes (probably the owner) and a mid 18th century verge watch in a pinchbeck case decorated with repousse chasing by John Pattey of London (see illustration). There is also a collection of watch-makers tools and associated items. The collection includes an interesting pedometer made by Spencer & Perkins London ca. 1830.