Description of the item
An exceptionally well made bracket / mantle clock reputed to have come from the Army barracks at Ashton under Lyne nr Manchester. Whilst we can't prove the connection, the specification of the clock certainly points to it having ben made for the Government / Military.
Case made of solid oak in warm golden colour.
Dimensions & Specification
Single fusee chain-driven movement of 8-days duration.
Heavy cast brass bezel and thick bevelled glass. The rear door is solid with its original lock.
Dimensions: 35.5 cm tall, 27cm wide, 15cm deep
Clock weighs 7.2 kg or 16 lb - quality!
Information about the maker
The clock is unsigned (not unusual on this type of item). The movement is numbered 1533. It is quite hard to date the clock. It could be anywhere from 1900 to 1945. It certainly wasn't made during the war when materials were in short supply!
The clock has been very well cared for. It is in totally original condition, with a few small dings best judged from the large photo. There are a few rubs to the dial silvering, which is original largley mirror-like. The movement is quite clean and in excellent working order. Heavy brass pendulum is almost certainly original.
Cost of Restoration
Non required. The movement could be given a clean and service for £130 and supplied with a 12 month warranty, but frankly it isn't necessary.
What to do next
If you'd like to buy this clock, or would like some more information or reassurance, please contact us about this Item.
If you live near to Cheshire, we are happy to bring the item to the Knutsford shop for you to examine in detail.
Local delivery & set-up is available for £40.
Local 12 months warranty £40