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ANTIQUE NUMBER SA1065201: A Substantial Double Fusee Bell Striking English Drop-dial Wall Clock By Thwaites & Reed
a substantial double fusee bell striking english dropdial wall clock by thwaites reed - CATEGORY: ANTIQUE CLOCKS - DATED 19TH CENTURY
 

A Substantial Double Fusee Bell Striking English Drop-dial Wall Clock By Thwaites & Reed

Status: This item has been sold
Sold by: M. C. Taylor

A large and incredibly substantial wall clock by this iconic firm of English clocmakers.
 
The simply massive (the plates measure 9 1/2" high x 8 1/4" wide), 5 knopped pillar, double chain fusee movement with Anchor Recoil escapement and rack striking the hours on a very large top-mounted bell. Also having 'rise and fall' pendulum regulation.
 
Behind a 20" diameter, painted iron off-white dial with outer, divided minute track with triangular hour markings and Roman hour numerals. Above centre is signed "Thwaites & Reed. Clerkenwell" and below is marked "LONDON". The two winding holes are either side of centre and there is a further hole at the base of the numeral XII to allow for keyed regulation. The brass hands are matching spade style the minute of which has a tailed counterpoise. The dial is behind a heavily cast locking brass bezel with flat glass.
 
Contained in a mahogany 'drop trunk' case with a moulded bezel and dial surround that is held on with the usual pegs. The back box has a short exposed drop of which the front has flame mahogany veneer with boxwood stringing. Both sides of the back box have large access doors and the bottom is curved and has a curved locking and cockbeaded door.
 
* This clock is so substantial that if maintained, it will probably run for a thousand years or more! The makers worked from No. 4, Rosoman Street, Clerkenwell, London circa 1740 to 1880. Thwaites & Reed were formed in the 1816 when John Thwaites and George Jeremiah Reed went into partnership.
 
Dimensions: 29" high x 24" wide x 9 1/2" deep.
 
Circa: 1820.
 
Condition: Original throughout however, the movement will be fully overhauled to provide a working guarantee. The dial has minor damage to its paintwork which will be repaired and the case is already in restored condition.
 
Price: Is for the clock with the above work included.
 
For further information please contact us at
 
info@bournemouthclocks.co.uk
 
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Antique Number: SA1065201
Dateline of this antique is 19th Century
Height is 29cm (11.4inches)
Width is 9.4cm (3.7inches)
Depth is 3.7cm (1.5inches)
Antique #SA1065201, showcased on this page, originates from the 19th century. For historical context, the timeline below highlights the period when it was made:
19th Century
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ANTIQUE NUMBER SA1065201
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M. C. Taylor
Clockmakers and Restorers Established 1987
Dorset
United Kingdom
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