A very rare late 18th century mahogany regulator Pendleton, London

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Lot 123
A very rare late 18th century mahogany regulator
Pendleton, London

Sold for £ 28,800 (US$ 39,278) inc. premium
A very rare late 18th century mahogany regulator
Pendleton, London
The shallow arched hood with concave mouldings and shaped door flanked by canted reeded angles over a trunk door of similar outline and flame veneer, to a base with applied 'razor blade' panel and double stepped plinth, the trunk door opening to reveal a glass panel sitting in a pair of mahogany runners (case in very distressed condition), the one-piece silvered 11 inch dial signed in the shallow arch over a minute track with Arabic numerals enclosing twin subsidiaries for running seconds and Roman hours, secured to the frontplate of the movement via four turned tapering pillars, each secured by three screws around a central locating spigot, the weight driven movement with substantial rectangular plates united by six finned 'cannon barrel' pillars, the delicate train of wheels of six crossings throughout terminating in a deadbeat 'scapewheel, the steel pallets with rounded edges and jewelled inserts, the pendulum suspended from a brass A-frame screwed to the rear cock at the top and the 1.25 inch solid mahogany seatboard at the base, the heavy gridiron pendulum comprised of five steel and four brass interconnected rods terminating in a double brass-faced bob with engraved regulation nut 192cm (6ft 3.5in) high.
A very rare late 18th century mahogany regulator Pendleton, London
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