A fine mahogany longcase regulator, Robert Roskell No.986, Liverpool, circa 1820,

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Lot 602
A fine mahogany longcase regulator, Robert Roskell No.986, Liverpool, circa 1820,

Sold for £ 9,165 (US$ 11,941) inc. premium
A fine mahogany longcase regulator, Robert Roskell No.986, Liverpool, circa 1820,
12-inch circular silvered dial with subsidiary seconds and hours, signed Robt.Roskell Liverpool 986; the six- pillar movement with high count train, deadbeat escapement, beat adjustment and maintaining power, tall arched plates, and detached mercury pendulum; in moulded arched top case with brass bezel, chamfered hood and trunk, brass bolt fastened glazed trunk door, on flame figured false panel base, 6ft 8in 2.04m high.

Footnotes

  • This regulator is illustrated and discussed in Ernest L. Edwardes: The Grandfather Clock.

    The firm of Robert Roskell (later & Son) were established in Liverpool by 1800 and continued until circa 1870. They made good quality regulators, semi-regulators, bracket chronometers and pocket watches.
A fine mahogany longcase regulator, Robert Roskell No.986, Liverpool, circa 1820,
A fine mahogany longcase regulator, Robert Roskell No.986, Liverpool, circa 1820,
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