Ellis Gifford Movement
Ellis Gifford is listed as a jeweler, silversmith, clock and watchmaker from 1825 to 1861 in Fall River, and takes on son Charles Ellis Gifford in partnership to 1866.
This is an example of a good quality movement that was finished in Liverpool and imported by Ellis Gifford to his specification. Signed dial reads "Ellis Gifford, Fall River, Mass".
For a similar example, see the watch signed S. Hovey & Co, Manchester, New Hampshire.
Full plate Massey III lever fusee movement, serial number 10822, with two arm bimetallic compensating balance, stop feature and Liverpool jeweling. Unmarked dust cap. Likely manufactured in the late 1840's to 1855.
Ellis Gifford's watch paper shown for reference. It reads: Ellis Gifford, Clock and Watch Maker, Fall River, Mass.