HOROLOGIST

[Jerom Murch of Honiton, Devon clockmaker.] Autograph Signature ('Jerom Murch') with seal in red wax, on part of testamentary document.

Author: 
Jerom Murch (d.1802) of Honiton, Devon clockmaker
Publication details: 
20 May 1791.
£56.00

On strip of laid paper (roughly 9 x 21 cm.) cut from contract. The signature 'Jerom Murch' is firm and bold, with an indistinct armorial seal in red wax to the right. The text on the reverse reads: '[…] Bequests therein contained) give and bequeath unto me the said Jerom Murch the Sum of Twenty pounds to be paid me within Six Months next after her death and by her said Will nominated and appointed Benjamin Stocker of Honiton aforesaid Brazier William John Tucker of the same place Clerk Courtenay Gidley of the same place Gentleman and the said Jerom Murch […]'.

[ Professor David Smyth Torrens, Irish horologist; Robert Gardner, clockmaker. ] 36 items relating to horology and chronometers, including a booklet of manuscript tables, apparently by Torrens, showing tests (of Vacheron Constantine chronometers?).

Author: 
David Smyth Torrens (1897-1967), horologist, Professor of Medicine, Trinity College, Dublin [ Robert Gardner (1851-1931), Scottish clockmaker; Vacheron Constantin of Switzerland; Leroy & Cie, Paris ]
Chronometer
Publication details: 
[ Brassus, Switzerland; Paris, France. ] Between 1912 and 1935.
£1,500.00
Chronometer

36 items, in fair overall condition, with some evidence of age and wear. ONE: Manuscript tables of trials, presumably in Torrens's autograph, apparently of Vacheron Constantin chronographs. 8pp. in landscape 8vo, with a final page folding out to large 4to. With additions in red ink and pencil. On nine leaves, wrapped in grey paper and stitched together. In fair condition, aged and worn. On front cover in pencil: ''Dr. Torrens | Dr. Torrens'. Dated at head of first page 25 April 1912, with heading: 'Best Vacheron trial movt.

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