Fullplate fusee movement, the hollow-back pillar plate stamped E.S and with its Liverpool size 10 x 0/3 (0/3 being the distance between the plates), with no train or escapement parts present. Movement 39.5 mm diameter.
Edward Scarisbrick, Prescot, one of the better known rough movement manufacturers, for which this part of Lancashire was justly famous.
From the stock of rough movements once held by the London watchmakers, R Haswell & Sons, 49 & 50 Spencer Street, Clerkenwell, the centre of the London watchmaking trade. An interesting and rare document regarding the English practice of making fusee watches, no watch collection complete without such an unfinished example.
NB: English watch manufacturing was split into at least forty separate specialist trades at this time, around 50% who were involved in the manufacture of rough movements, which the Swiss/French called an ebauche. It is easy to see how much work was still needed at this point, but also to see how wonderfully good and crisp was the work of these pre-eminent Prescot specialists.