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London and Birmingham Railway Guards watch By George Littleworth of London. A brass and mahogany cased fusee Guards Watch dating from circa 1837, this important timepiece was used by Guards, set and locked at Euston, then travelled with the Guard so he could confirm the time at the Stations at which they stopped. Certainly in use before Greenwich time signals were sent by Telegraph. The Brass case is engraved to the front George Littleworth Maker London and to the rear London & Birmingham Railway 12 1823. The English Lever fusee movement is in working condition. This is the rarest and most important railway timepiece to ever come onto the market. Complete with the key for the case and a key to wind and set it. George Littleworth is recorded as working in 21 Rahere St in the district of Finsbury London, and is listed as apprenticed in 1789, member of the clockmakers company 1822-1851.

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Auction: July 2015 , Lot: 238
Sold for: £2,900
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