A 19th century oak 8 day musical half hour repeater long case clock with moon dial  Thomas Armstrong. Manchester
Lot 240
A 19th century oak 8 day musical half hour repeater long case clock with moon dial Thomas Armstrong. Manchester
Sold for £1,875 (US$ 2,994) inc. premium

Lot Details
A 19th century oak 8 day musical half hour repeater long case clock with moon dial
Thomas Armstrong. Manchester
Having a signed 12" brass dial with silvered chapter, Arabic hours, seconds dial and strike silent, the moon dial with secondary painted glass panel with two scenes, the whole dial decorated with applied pierced fretwork foliate panels; the high quality three train movement repeating the half hours on four gongs; arched top hood with moulded cornice, arched top glazed long door revealing three polished brass weights and large brass pendulum, on a panelled base raised on a rectangular plinth. With three weights, pendulum, two case keys and winder. 216cm (85 inches) high

Footnotes

  • Loomes''Watchmakers and Clockmakers of the World' lists;
    ARMSTRONG Thomas, Deansgate, Manchester (Lancs) born 1829 son of Joseph Armstrong, q.v.-1873. (& brother also at Liverpool (Lancs) -c.1900)

    Thomas Armstrong & Brother Ltd was a well known and important producer of scientific instruments, the company also supplied clocks, watches and submarine detectors.
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