A good early 19th century mahogany floorstanding regulator
Reid & Auld, Edinburgh
The substantially constructed case with solid mahogany backboard measuring 3/4 of an inch in thickness, the seatboard set on a pair of brass brackets set into the sides of the cheeks and secured with the original twelve screws, the shallow arched hood with moulded cornice over a brass-framed door and side mouldings, the long door flanked by canted corners to a base with applied moulding and plinth, the 11 inch silvered dial signed in the shallow arch over an Arabic minute band enclosing the subsidiary dials for seconds and hours, the weight driven movement protected by a wooden cover, with substantial plates cast to follow the outline of the barrel, with maintaining power, wheels of six crossings, counter-balanced minute hand and deadbeat escapement with large adjustable jewelled pallets, the pendulum terminating in an engraved regulation nut reading against an engraved beat scale and suspended from a cast metal plate screwed to the backboard (mercury and jar now lacking), all driven by a small brass weight 1.95m high (6ft 5ins) high.
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