Picture of the RAF Small Mantle clock

Genuine 1930 Royal Air Force (RAF) Officers Mess Oak Clock by FW Elliott


Superb example
Surprisingly handsome!
Usefull size (35cm tall)
Chain drived Elliott Fusee movement
Convex silvered dial

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Description of the item
Most often referred to as an Officer's Mess clock, their official title is simply "Small, Oak Case, General Use Clock". The model was based on a late Regency design by Vulliamy, and although these are more functional, they still 'stand' very well. They are a good size too for domestic use. This example was made by FW Elliott and dates to 1930. It is fully and attractively restored to the highest standard, and ready to enjoy.
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Dimensions & Specification
Chain driven 8-day fusee movement signed by the maker and numbered 11549.
Cast brass bezel, convex glass and (5.5") silvered dial. Original blued-steel hands.
Solid Oak case, with locking rear door and Air Ministry stamp (shown)
Dimensions: 350mm tall, 228mm max width, 138mm depth (at base).
Information about the maker
Frank Westcombe Elliott was born into a famous clock making family and formed his own firm FW Elliott in 1923. They are most famous for their production of the RAF sector clocks which are credited with a major part in securing victory in WWII. The factory was bombed twice during the war. After the war they supplied clocks to the Government and the GPO. The company continued into the 70's, making excellent quality mantle clocks and was still run by the Elliott family.
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Condition Report
The clock was in good but very worn condition when we acquired it. It was complete, and original, save for the rear lock which has been replaced accurately. The dial retains the original silvering which has responded well to a light clean. There is a single slight nibble to the original glass, but far better to retain the original. Movement has been fully cleaned and overhauled and is running perfectly.
Cost of Restoration

Non required. Can be taken and used straight away.


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