28th Apr, 2022 9:30

Changing Times: Clocks & Instruments from the 18th Century to Present Day

  Lot 633


with deadbeat escapement, the silvered dial with outer minute ring, subsodosrybsecpmds and chapter dials, with flat top, the glazed trunk revealing a pendulum with time compensating mercury bob, panelled block base, 195cm high


A condition report is offered as an indication of any issues visible to the naked eye. As none of our staff is a professional conservator or restorer, buyers must satisfy themselves in respect of condition. The condition report does not form part of any contract between McTear's and the buyer, and all lots are offered "as is" in accordance with our Terms of Business available on our website.


Sold for £3,000
Estimated at £800 - £1,200

Condition Report
Clock good to fair. Clock winds, but currently isn't ticking and will likely require some attention. The dial has been cleaned with some form of fluid that has discoloured it. The hood is missing its glass. The pendulum bob must be treated carefully as the mercury cover is moveable, therefore some minor balling appearing around the exterior of the bob. Case is subject to light age related wear. No makers mark. Additional images now available.
Back of hood door would likely have had some component keeping glass in pace, though no longer.

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