A good third quarter of the 19th century oak wall mounted striking regulator with interesting provenance J.W. Benson, London, No.5730
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A good third quarter of the 19th century oak wall mounted striking regulator with interesting provenance J.W. Benson, London, No.5730
Sold for £2,500 (US$ 3,912) inc. premium

Lot Details
A good third quarter of the 19th century oak wall mounted striking regulator with interesting provenance
J.W. Benson, London, No.5730
The drum hood carved with a garland of laurel leaves over a tapering glazed door within a fluted trunk, to a carved ribbon-tied base on scroll supports, the 11 inch repainted Roman dial with subsidiary seconds and blued steel hands, the signed and numbered weight driven movement with substantial plates united by five tapering pillars, with maintaining power, deadbeat escapement and rack strike on a bell, with glass-jar mercury pendulum reading against an engraved silvered beat scale 1.76m (5ft 9ins) high.

Footnotes

  • This clock was presented to The Leeds Club by Robert John Hudson in 1873.

    According to the census of 1871, Robert John Hudson, a merchant, lived at 'Moorville', Burley in Wharfdale. He joined the Leeds Club in 1860 and in 1869 was elected to the club's committee where he served the maximum term of three years. He donated this impressive clock the following year.

    The Leeds Club was founded in 1849 in Albion Place, the house of the distinguished surgeon William Hey. Hey's house was the only significant building in Albion Place which was bordered by gardens and fields. On the site of 3 Albion Place were two houses owned by a Mr Martin. These houses were initially leased until 1861 when they were purchased by the club for £5,300. Many suggestions were put forward of ways to improve the site and following a building project, the club's AGM of January 1864 reported "The labours have been great and the result of them has provided one of the best club houses in the country".
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