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a very rare month duration english mohogany wall regulator by bennett of london
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SA733711

A Very Rare Month Duration English Mohogany Wall Regulator By Bennett Of London

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Sold by: Overton Clocks of Chesterfield ltd

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Description

A very rare month duration English mahogany wall regulator by John Bennett of London c1860, Sir John Bennett (1814-1897) FRAS was an eminent clockmaker and watchmaker. He was born on 15th October 1814 at Greenwich as a son of the watchmaker John Bennett. Bennett is recorded as working at 65 Cheapside in London from 1847 onwards until at least 1883. He was sheriff of London and Middlesex in 1872 and was knighted to become Sir John Bennett. He also followed a career as a politician in London. Bennett died at St Leonards-on-Sea on 3rd July 1897.
This month duration clock with a matted glass dial depicting the words Bennett, Maker to the Queen, Cheapside London has a solid, heavy mahogany case in the Vienna style and is proportioned beautifully even though it is 6ft in length. The size is not out of proportion and has a fine elegance to its stance.
The very well made month duration movement with deadbeat escapement and maintaining power reserve drives a very heavy lead filled lenticular bobbed pendulum that has an arc or around 1 degree rotation. This precision piece displaying the time via fine handmade hands against the matt glass dial.
This is a very rare opportunity to acquire a month duration clock of this standard and would not look out of place in any setting.
With over twenty five years experience in restoring and conserving clocks and working on some of the finest and complicated clocks for a select group of the best antique clock dealers in the country.
As well as this, Overton Clocks has now decided to offer our customers the opportunity to purchase fine antique clocks that have been personally selected for their unique or special features. Each clock has been expertly restored to the highest of standards by myself. Overton clocks ensures peace of mind in your investment, by personally offering three years warranty on all of our timepieces.
I am a master clockmaker, a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers and a member of the British watch and clockmakers guild. Overton Clocks is a traditional clock shop based in the heart of Chesterfield on two floors hosting a showroom and in-house fully equipped workshop.
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Declaration

This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 19th Century.


Dimensions

Height = 180 cm (70.9")
Width = 30 cm (11.8")
Depth = 15 cm (5.9")


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Overton Clocks of Chesterfield ltd
Chesterfield
Derbyshire
United Kingdom
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