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a rare george ii hooded wall clock by thomas lock c1750


A Rare George II Hooded Wall Clock By Thomas Lock C1750


£1,950 | $2,596 USD | €2,209 EUR
Item Number: SA677298
Date of manufacture: Georgian
Current Status: For sale
Seller: Overton Clocks of Chesterfield ltd
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A very original oak cased mid 18th century hooded wall clock with alarm by Thomas Lock c1750
The simply made hood case has stood the test of time well and was discovered in a most wonderful dusty condition having been found in a loft. The case has simply been carefully cleaned and has received a welcome coat of beewax.
The 6" 3/4 (17cm) brass dial having engraved spandrels to the corners and the name Thomas Lock, Bath above and below the centre
The tiny four knopped pillar movement has clearly been "handmade" and the plates still bare the file marks made by the original maker. The alarm wheel and hammer staff are held on wrought iron studs and demonstrates a typical provincial makers skills in metalwork. Quite often these early makers were also the towns blacksmith and wrought iron work would have been second nature to these craftsmen.
The simple alarm mechanism is a "held" type where the alarm will sound until the weight hits the floor! the original dome bell is certainly loud when being struck!
I have personally overhauled the movement and have consciously not polished the plates and wheels unnecessarily to retain the original makers marks. The clock comes with a full three years guarantee
These original hooded wall clocks do not come to the market often and this is a good opportunity to acquire a living piece of horological History.
The hooded wall clock was the cheapest and simplest clock available over 270 years ago, because of this they simply did not last. The cost of repair and restoration would have been uneconomical and they were thrown away or repurposed. Its only now that rare surviving examples are being found and now warrant the work needed to restore them.
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This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as Georgian.


Height = 41 cm (16.1")
Width = 26 cm (10.2")
Depth = 17 cm (6.7")

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Overton Clocks of Chesterfield ltd
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