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Oak & Mahogany 8-day brass dial longcase clock by S Whalley, Manchester

Attractive Oak case with
mahogany cross banding.
Engraved Silvered dial
Corithian Capitals
Fully prepared for sale.


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Description of the item
A 'proper' North Western 18th C brass dialed longcase clock. Quite tall and elegant for a Manchester Clock with its elegant Corinthian columns and verre eglomise (reverse painted) glass panel. The case has exceptional colour & patina with an attractive arched door. 8-day movement with brass dial with engraved and silvered centre. Fully restored and in excellent order throughout.
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Information about the maker
The first Samuel Whalley worked in Manchester from 1733 to 44 dying in 1768. His Son (Samuel II) succeeded him until 1794 and we think it was this man who made this clock. (His own Son, another Samuel suceeded him until 1840).
At the time of this clock (1770), the family worked and lived at 'Hanging Gate' before moving to Hunter's Lane.
Dimensions & Specification
8 day movement, striking the hours on a bell.
Countwheel control striking
Brass dial 13" sq with engraved and silvered centre.Blued steel hands
Dimensions: 214cm tall, max width 59cm. Depth 27cm
Verre eglomise panel above
Solid oak case, mahogany banding & trimming
Original glass to hood door.
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Condition Report
Fully & professionally restored ready for sale. Case with excellent patina and colour. Movement professionally overhauled, case cleaned and waxed and odd small repairs made (mouldings, feet etc)). Full photographic record of the clock prior to the work starting.
Cost of Restoration
Non required.
What to do next
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