Birmingham Marked Watch Case= unidentified maker

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DaveyG
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Birmingham Marked Watch Case= unidentified maker

Postby DaveyG » Wed Oct 12, 2016 5:12 am

I have tried Priestley, Jackson's and this site but the maker remains unidentified. Can anyone help?

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Thanks for looking

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Re: Birmingham Marked Watch Case= unidentified maker

Postby dognose » Wed Oct 12, 2016 5:59 am

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Re: Birmingham Marked Watch Case= unidentified maker

Postby DaveyG » Wed Oct 12, 2016 8:54 am

Thanks, I'll get onto it.

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Re: Birmingham Marked Watch Case= unidentified maker

Postby DaveyG » Thu Oct 13, 2016 4:02 am

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Have I got it right this time?

This is very long winded.

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Re: Birmingham Marked Watch Case= unidentified maker

Postby DaveyG » Thu Oct 13, 2016 5:41 am

A better image of the marks.

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Re: Birmingham Marked Watch Case= unidentified maker

Postby AG2012 » Thu Oct 13, 2016 6:34 am

Hi,
Just guessing for possible candidate. It`s JF (your image cropped and enlarged).
Have you searched for John Fleckner, Coventry? He made watch cases and used three marks, one of them being JF in lozenge. Both letters within the same lozenge, though.
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Re: Birmingham Marked Watch Case= unidentified maker

Postby DaveyG » Fri Oct 14, 2016 4:29 am

Thanks AG2012 I had considered Fleckner but isn't it unusual for the mark to deviate from that registered? Priestly (Watch Case Makers of England 1720 -1920) shows his Birmingham registered mark to be JF incuse and I have seen examples of that, but nothing in the double lozenge design. John Fleckner was born 1843 so 1911 would have seen him at around 68 years old so maybe someone who carried on his business?


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