Description of the item
A fully restored Early Victorian drop-dial clock in a Rosewood Veneered case. 12" painted dial with fine spade hands. 'Ears' carved from solid rosewood. Gut driven fusee movement with shaped shoulders, running for 8-days. The clock is ready to hang on the wall.
Information about the maker
Loomes lists Richard Jagger in Manchester (Humle is a district of Manchester) from 1848-51. Edmund Davis adds; Born 1805, dies 1865. Worked at no less than five addresses in Hulme (River Street Hulme from 1841, 30 Medlock St from 1848-52, 188 Stretford New Rd from 1854-7, moving to number 220 from 1856-61 then finally number 214 from 1863-5. These final addresses may have been residential.
Dimensions & Specification
Dimensions: Length 28", Max width 16.5", max depth 6". Excellent quality early Victorian clock. Well chosen rosewood veneers to the case (including the sides). Excellent 'ears' carved from solid wood. Locking bottom door. Single side door (slotted, see photo) with similar slots to the other side of the case. Movement with well shaped plates and columns. Attached with the original false-plate to the restored 12" iron dial. Very fine blued steel hands. Cast bezel with integral sight ring.
The clock has been restored for sale. The dial has been repainted and is actually more cream than it appears in the photos. Te movement has been fully overhauled. The case is in excellent original order. The fixing of the hinge to the bezel has been resoldered; the glass is very old (wobbly=nice) but hasn't been fitted perfectly and some putty is visible (see detailed photo). Both are mentioned for accuracy but really don't impact the enjoyment..
Cost of Restoration
What to do next
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If you live near to Cheshire, we may be able to bring this clock for you to view.
A 12 months warranty can be offered locally for £50
Local delivery and set-up £50