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Watchwinder

Post by Ray » Sun Mar 04, 2018 3:06 pm

I'm trying to date a watch winder with the inscription C Brown St. Mary's St Bungay. Can't seem to trace this particular Brown on Google. The firm were there from about 1830. Any bright ideas? Thanks.


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Re: Watchwinder

Post by fred » Sun Mar 04, 2018 3:44 pm

Interesting read. Look at the Brown family mentioned towards the bottom

http://www.edp24.co.uk/features/a-timel ... -1-4839271

Also grave in Bungay, right period but no details.

https://billiongraves.com/grave/Charles ... wn/6373612

Next stop census records?

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Re: Watchwinder

Post by Ray » Sun Mar 04, 2018 5:00 pm

Thanks, Fred. Yes, I found the newspaper article. It was interesting as you say. I guess the grave could be my man. Dates could be about right.
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Re: Watchwinder

Post by Ray » Sun Mar 04, 2018 5:18 pm

Now discovered there was a C W Brown & Sons in the Kelly's directory for 1924/24 and a C Brown in the 1896 issue. Both at the right address. I'm guessing it's the second one as this is the exact one.
Isn't this all part of the fun?
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Re: Watchwinder

Post by Rhumours » Sun Mar 04, 2018 5:20 pm

You have to register .. maybe it's the refrence found by previous poster

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Re: Watchwinder

Post by Ray » Sun Mar 04, 2018 5:27 pm

Yes thanks. This is where I found it.
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Re: Watchwinder

Post by fred » Sun Mar 04, 2018 8:21 pm

Ray wrote:
Sun Mar 04, 2018 5:18 pm
Now discovered there was a C W Brown & Sons in the Kelly's directory for 1924/24 and a C Brown in the 1896 issue. Both at the right address. I'm guessing it's the second one as this is the exact one.
Isn't this all part of the fun?
Great when it all comes together! ::g

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Re: Watchwinder

Post by sweepstick47 » Sun Mar 04, 2018 11:30 pm

Hello Ray, I used to collect Verge/Pair-Cased watches and still have the two volumes of watchmakers which I'll check for additional info when I'm back in UK. Regards ss47
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Re: Watchwinder

Post by Ray » Mon Mar 05, 2018 3:18 pm

sweepstick47 wrote:
Sun Mar 04, 2018 11:30 pm
Hello Ray, I used to collect Verge/Pair-Cased watches and still have the two volumes of watchmakers which I'll check for additional info when I'm back in UK. Regards ss47
Thanks. That will be great
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Re: Watchwinder

Post by sweepstick47 » Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:10 pm

Ray wrote:
Mon Mar 05, 2018 3:18 pm
sweepstick47 wrote:
Sun Mar 04, 2018 11:30 pm
Hello Ray, I used to collect Verge/Pair-Cased watches and still have the two volumes of watchmakers which I'll check for additional info when I'm back in UK. Regards ss47
Thanks. That will be great

I've checked my Watch/Clockmakers books vol1 and 2 but no C Brown. As your previous respondents have implied, C Brown will have been a clock/watch retailer who sold keys advertising his business. They make an interesting collection but sadly, not usually found intact.

The sought after keys are the 'cranked' and 'novelty' examples, (particularly the gold and silver ones) as produced by Breguet. All the best - Regards ss47
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Re: Watchwinder

Post by Ray » Sat Mar 17, 2018 2:22 pm

sweepstick47 wrote:
Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:10 pm
Ray wrote:
Mon Mar 05, 2018 3:18 pm
sweepstick47 wrote:
Sun Mar 04, 2018 11:30 pm
Hello Ray, I used to collect Verge/Pair-Cased watches and still have the two volumes of watchmakers which I'll check for additional info when I'm back in UK. Regards ss47
Thanks. That will be great

I've checked my Watch/Clockmakers books vol1 and 2 but no C Brown. As your previous respondents have implied, C Brown will have been a clock/watch retailer who sold keys advertising his business. They make an interesting collection but sadly, not usually found intact.

The sought after keys are the 'cranked' and 'novelty' examples, (particularly the gold and silver ones) as produced by Breguet. All the best - Regards ss47
Thanks for that, SS47. Its certainly not gold or silver but it does say "watchmaker" "jeweller" on the back. I guess just at a less fashionable level.
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Re: Watchwinder

Post by sweepstick47 » Sat Mar 17, 2018 4:35 pm

Cheers Ray, Let's hope your next one will be a more 'up class' example ::g Regards ss47
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