A fine and rare mid 19th century floorstanding mahogany regulator with most unusual spring driven fusee movement, dated 1849 James Gowland, 52 London Wall,

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Lot 175*
A fine and rare mid 19th century floorstanding mahogany regulator with most unusual spring driven fusee movement, dated 1849
James Gowland, 52 London Wall,

Sold for £ 28,680 (US$ 35,083) inc. premium

Fine Clocks

15 Dec 2004, 14:00 GMT

London, New Bond Street

A fine and rare mid 19th century floorstanding mahogany regulator with most unusual spring driven fusee movement, dated 1849
James Gowland, 52 London Wall,
the tall tapering case with glazed lift-up hood consisting of six glass panels held within foliate carved mahogany supports of a warm colour on a bronze concave-moulded section and brass strengthening pieces set internally, over a tapering trunk with swept sides flanking a glazed door to a short base on shaped block feet, the 11.5 inch silvered dial with outer minute track enclosing subsidiaries for Roman hours above running seconds with Observatory marks, signed across the centre 'Jas. Gowland, 52 London Wall' and within the subsidiary seconds dial 'INVT. ET. FECIT AD 1849', the very substantial movement with slightly tapering plates, 6mm. thick, united by six heavy pillars screwed to the front and back, all six-spoke wheels set within triple-screwed endstops and with high count pinions to a single chain fusee with large spring barrel and maintaining power, the deadbeat escapement inverted below the centre, the pallets formed so as to be highly adjustable within a polished steel frame suspended from a pair of thin steel suspensions set within a pair of heavy trefoil brackets and centred by a 25cms. (10ins.) two-part arm running across the lower section of the movement, in order to not only offer a degree of micrometer regulation, but also to support the mercury jar pendulum, itself with an oversized micrometer regulation nut to a glass jar, the interior base of the case set with a shaped silvered beatscale engraved with the legend 'JAMES GOWLAND 52 LONDON WALL. Patentee &c. Invt. et Fecit. FREE PENDULUM REGULATOR, CHALLENGING THE WORLD FOR THE UNEQUALLED ACCURACY OF ITS RATE' 1.91m. (6ft. 3ins.) high
A fine and rare mid 19th century floorstanding mahogany regulator with most unusual spring driven fusee movement, dated 1849 James Gowland, 52 London Wall,
A fine and rare mid 19th century floorstanding mahogany regulator with most unusual spring driven fusee movement, dated 1849 James Gowland, 52 London Wall,
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