L. B. Terry Pocket Watch
L. B. Terry Watch Movement
Lucien B. Terry worked at 38 State Street in Albany New York as a silversmith. Wish we knew more!
Full plate 7 jewel fusee detached lever escapement, serial number 6956, with five arm, uncut steel balance and unsigned dust cap. Liverpool, England movement engraved L.B. Terry, Albany New York and "LEVER" and "PATENT" on the balance table. Silver consular case "8886" with Chester date mark for 1830-31 and case maker mark “JLS”. Some sources list this mark as belonging to Joseph Lewis Samuel of Liverpool but extensive research conducted by Allan Purcell points to Ralph Samuel (54 Wood Street and later 72 Wood Street, Liverpool) as the owner of this mark. Second case maker sponsor mark, "F.R. & O" that is likely Fellows, Read & Olcott of New York (1828 - 1834). Thanks to John Matthews for providing this information on the NAWCC Forums (nawcc.org).
Enamel dial missing hands. See E. C. Beard for a watch with similar case marks.
JLS Case Maker's Mark
Dust Cap Maker's Initial