Sold for £5,750
Movement in generally good condition throughout, and all appears to be original.
The face with wear, including rubbing to silvering across the right hand side, edges and subsidiary dials.
Case in good to fair condition, with age related wear including surface wear and minor splits to the wood.
Plenty of images now available to illustrate this.
Photo of pendulum and mercury Bob (which doesn't look to be original) now available.
This is an 8-day clock.
The dial is 30.5cm diameter.
Provenance, this has been inherited by the family of the maker.
Key available for good and works.
All components look sound, this said, their is no key for the trunk (as well as the seat board being screwed in place) and we have been unable to test the mechanism. The clock has come to us as is, and we therefore cannot guarantee working order.
19TH CENTURY REGULATOR LONGCASE CLOCK BY GAYDON OF BRENTFORD,
large single weight driven movement with a deadbeat escapement, silvered dial, two dials for seconds and hours, outer minute track with corresponding minute hand, with arched hood above a glazed trunk revealing a pendulum with time compensating mercury bob, on a block base, 202cm high
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