No.161 Antique Timepiece Support Spindle - Circa 1820 Joseph Johnson of Liverpool, England Fusee Movement - Free Shipping (US Only)

  • $ 240.00


Antique Timepiece (aka Steampunk/ ONE OF A KIND) TAHKLI STYLE/SIZE Support Spindle No.161 - Circa 1820 Lever Fusee Pocket Watch Movement Plates by Joseph Johnson of Liverpool, England and Antique Clock Wheels


WEIGHT: 1.6 oz. (46g), WHORL: 1.48” (37) diameter, SHAFT: this is the smaller of the 2 that I make = .103" (2.6mm) diameter x 7.8" (19.8 cm) length in Plum Velvet

Made from 28 individual pieces, the centerpiece of this spectacular support spindle is the complete upper plate and pillar plate from a circa 1820 Lever Fusee type pocket watch movement made by Joseph Johnson of Liverpool England. The movement, which was acquired from London, England, was fully disassembled, cleaned, lathe polished to 1,000 grit to add circular pattern that will bounce the light off of it - then reassembled (upper plate) and crystals were added to the back side where screws and pillars were removed - then two thick layers of epoxy resin were added for a no-snag and long life finish. The upper plate (top side of whorl) is laminated to a 1800's brass clock gear and mounted to the Plum Velvet color powder coat painted high-carbon/spring steel shaft with a heat forged hook - along with the pillar plate and pillars, a 1/16" acrylic disc, a large brass antique clock escapement wheel, several other rclock and watch gears and wheels, and finished off with a large gold plated bead cap and a number of Swarovski crystal rhinestones. All components are mounted with a industrial 2-part epoxy. This is a very well balanced, medium size diameter whorl, and medium weight spindle that spins forever - and it will work great for spinning a wide variety of fibers.

HISTORY: Joseph Johnson of Liverpool, England, was a highly respected and successful British master clock, watch and chronometer maker. He was a nonconformist working in Liverpool from 1795 to about 1827, with a workshop at 25 Church Street. Initially, his business traded from 26/27 Church Street and, later on, from 48/49 Church Street. His watches are of highest quality, the movements often fully jeweled and cases in precious metal. Joseph Johnson's watches were often used on U.S. railroads, prior to the establishment of the U.S. watch industry. This is a fairly early watch movement for Joseph Johnson and the date - likely right at 1818 - was arrived at by searching the dates of his know watches in existence and their serial numbers and corresponding dates.
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Hand crafted in Tucson, AZ, by John Galen Gudenkauf (owner/artist) with US and Global Materials.