Description

    Harvey & Co. Rare Patent Table Alarm Base With Gold Lever Fusee, circa 1850
    Case: 52 mm, four body, 18k English hallmarks, gold hinged cuvette, engine turned back cover with blank central crest within a circle belt frame
    Dial: white enamel, Roman numerals, gold spade hands, subsidiary seconds, blue steel central alarm pointer which can be adjusted from a gold cap on the pendant
    Movement: full jeweled gilt full plate, diamond end stone, three arm solid steel balance, key wind and set
    Signed: movement is unsigned, alarm base and the original box are signed Harvey & Co. Patent

    Note: The beautifully made gilt base measures 2 3/4 x 2 3/4 inches, The front panel is centered by a gilt coat of arms and crest with the signature "Harvey & Co. Patent". The interior of the base holds a large steel bell. At the bottom there is a winding disc that powers the hidden alarm hammer. When the watch hands reach the alarm pointer on the dial a steel pin which is located on the watch case rim shoots out and the pin pushes a brass panel in the table base which in turn trips the bell sounding alarm. This unique lot also includes the original signed leather and wood box.




    Condition Report*:

    Type: Harvey & Co. Rare Patent Table Alarm Base With Gold Lever Fusee
    Dial: white enamel
    Hands; gold spades, blue steel alarm hand
    Metal: 18k gold case, gilt base
    Gram Weight: 127.4 (the watch)
    Case Info: four body, engine turned, gold cuvette
    Case Width: 52 mm
    Crystal: glass
    Watch Movement: full jeweled gilt full plate, diamond end stone, three arm solid steel balance wheel
    Circa: 1850
    Condition: watch movement and alarm mechanism is very good, case is very good, dial has two light hairlines, alarm base is very good with original box


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    May, 2011
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