John Menzies
John Menzies immigrated from Scotland and was a successful and well respected watch and clockmaker who worked on South Front Street in Philadelphia from 1804 to 1851. He's reported to have been a mechanical genius who attempted to construct a perpetual motion machine.
 
John Menzies Watch
 
John Menzies Watch

Maker:
Number:
City:
Date:
John Menzies
27
Philadelphia
1814

Description: Fusee movement with a verge escapement, enamel dial and intricate gold hands (replaced).

John Menzies Watch.

Matching silver pair cases with London assay date mark for 1814 and case maker "CT", likely Charles Tisdall of London.

John Menzies Watch.