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Barraud & Lund

Information about the watchmakers Barraud & Lund of London

Barraud & Lund was a partnership formed between Frederick Joseph Barraud amd John Richard Lund in 1838.

Frederick Joseph Barraud was the second son of famous clockmaker Paul Philip Barraud. John Richard Lund was a horological inventor who had been apprenticed to the great chronometer maker John Pennington.

The partnership carried on the fine traditions of Paul Phillip Barraud with Lund applying for a number of patents, including for an invention that sought to eradicate the problem of middle temperature compensation by incorporating a mechanism to a bi-metallic balance.

Frederick Joseph Barraud died in 1859 and John Richard Lund in 1868 with member's of both families continuing the business thereafter.

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Lot FS13/129: Barraud & Lund, London, An 18ct Gold Key Wound Open-faced Pocket Watch

Barraud & Lund, London, an 18ct gold key wound open-faced pocket watch, the full plate chain fusee movement having a lever escapement with a plain balance, signed to the backplate 'Barraud & Lund, Cornhill, London, 2/4864', the gold dial having black Roman numerals and blued steel spade hands with engraved floral decoration, the case hallmarked for 18ct gold, London 1890 and stamped with the casemaker's initial's 'J W', with engraved engine-turned decoration to the rear, diameter: 40mm.

Estimate: £350 - £400
Realised: £450