A 19th century double-dialled clock dial with eight day movement with interesting provenance
Lot 147W
A 19th century double-dialled Public timepiece with eight day movement with interesting provenance
Sold for £1,000 (US$ 1,679) inc. premium
Auction Details
A 19th century double-dialled clock dial with eight day movement with interesting provenance
Lot Details
A 19th century double-dialled Public timepiece with eight day movement with interesting provenance
The iron-framed drum case measuring 19 inches deep and 32 inches in diameter supported by a pair of shaped cast iron brackets, each 30 inch glass dial with applied Roman numerals and outer minute track, complete with two pairs of hands, lead-off work from the longcase clock-style movement with rectangular brass plates united by five knopped pillars with deadbeat escapement and wooden rod pendulum The drum 82cms (32ins) diameter, the supports 1.65m (5ft 5ins) long

Footnotes

  • This illuminated timepiece was a focal point for town life in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire for nearly 150 years, above the shop of James Dann, watchmaker, jeweller and silversmith, at the sign of 'The Illuminated Clock'. Dann is recorded here in 1865 and the clock was only removed from its site in mid-2012. A copy of an 1888 Trade Directory entry and three photographs showing the clock in situ are sold with this lot.
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  1. James Stratton
    Specialist - Clocks
    Bonhams
    Work
    101 New Bond Street
    London, W1S 1SR
    United Kingdom
    Work +44 207 468 8364
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  2. Charles Crisford
    Specialist - Clocks
    Bonhams
    Work
    101 New Bond Street
    London, W1S 1SR
    United Kingdom
    Work +44 20 7468 8371
    FaxFax: +44 20 7468 8370