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A. Mc. C. / C. Dawson
This is another unidentified watch that attracts interest because of its double signature, case mark and American watch papers located within the case. The movement is engraved number #30 with two names that could be any combination of maker, retailer or owner. A mystery..
 
Dawson Watch
 
Dawson Watch

Maker:
Number:
City:
Date:
A. Mc. C. / C. Dawson
30
unknown
1820 est.
Description: Nicely finished fusee movement with verge escapement,faux tompion-like regulator dial numbers engraved into the back plate, round pillars and white enamel dial. Replaced gold hands. Unidentified matching silver pair cases lack all hallmarks except for a single letter "E" cut incuse in an oval cameo. This mark is unidentified and may indicate local (American) case making.

Dawson

Three watch papers are located within the watch; two papers by C.D. Hostetter of New Lisbon, Ohio, dated 1831 and 1834, and a third by Joseph Custard of New Lisbon, Ohio, dated 1839.