Posted 4 years ago
Spotted in the window of a local charity shop, with a low (£2!) price and attractive with the teeny tiny shells, which are only 4-5mm across, so I paid my money and took it home.
Opened it up, and inside it was hallmarked "A.G.R." for Robert Pringle & Sons, also the acorn and leaves for Chester imported, and the date letter "G" for 1907/08.
I might try to find a nice 13''' movement (only 1 1/2 inch case) and dial to fit inside, but honestly someone made a lovely job with those shells, so I may leave it as is.
The "AGR" stands for the manager of Pringles, Arthur George Rendell.
Why his name was used isn't known but maybe he was the one who registered it for the company.