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This gilt metal pair cased verge pocket watch c.1750 signed Henry Hindley, York, No.959 is estimated at £600-800 in Tennants’ September 7 auction.

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This gilt metal pair cased verge pocket watch c.1750 is signed Henry Hindley, York, No.959.

Born near Wigan, Hindley (1701-71) moved to workshops in Petergate, York in 1731 where he produced many complicated clocks – including the turret clock for York Minster.

This more modest example of his craft carries an estimate of £600-800 at Tennants of Leyburn on September 7.

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