A fine and rare third quarter of the 19th century oak watchman's timepiece Dutton & Co, London, date 1868.
Lot 150W
A fine and rare third quarter of the 19th century oak watchman's timepiece Dutton & Co, London, date 1868.
Sold for £2,125 (US$ 3,554) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
A fine and rare third quarter of the 19th century oak watchman's timepiece
Dutton & Co, London, date 1868.
The tapering case with flat topped hood over a long tapering door, the 9 inch square silvered dial signed in the lower corners and set to the upper corners with a crown and VR, with engraved Roman chapter ring enclosing the open centre displaying the rotating Roman dial set with 24 steel pins, the weight driven movement with four turned pillars uniting the thick plates, set along the rear top edge with a transversely set spring and lever to effect the depression of the pins when a knob in the side of the case is pulled 1.8m (5ft 11ins0 high.

Footnotes

  • It is a possibility that this clock was originally in the House of Commons, the VR crown to the dial indicates that it was certainly Government-owned. Twelve such clocks used for night time security were sold by auction in 1925.
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