A good and rare late 19th century giant carriage clock with chronometer escapement in original travelling case The travelling case signed Sewill, Chronometer Maker to the Royal Navy, Glasgow

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Lot 54
A good and rare late 19th century giant carriage clock with chronometer escapement in original travelling case
The travelling case signed Sewill, Chronometer Maker to the Royal Navy, Glasgow

Sold for £ 11,312 (US$ 14,571) inc. premium

Fine Clocks

19 Jun 2019, 14:00 BST

London, New Bond Street

A good and rare late 19th century giant carriage clock with chronometer escapement in original travelling case
The travelling case signed Sewill, Chronometer Maker to the Royal Navy, Glasgow
The case with shaped handle over large bevelled glass panels to the sides and a shuttered rear brass door, the Roman chapter ring with bold blued steel hands and subsidiary seconds dial intersecting XII, each with foliate engraved centres on a matching mask and lattice-work ground, secured to the movement via four substantial turned dial feet screwed through the side of the frontplate, the plates united by five massive turned pillars screwed to the front and back, both fusees with chains, the going train with maintaining power and high count pinions (two with endstops) to a large spotted brass platform with freesprung cut and compensated bi-metallic balance and helical hairspring to an Earnshaw type detent escapement protected by a brass shroud, the strike train chiming the hours on a blued steel coiled gong mounted in a block stamped G.B.
The clock is sold with the signed original velvet lined travelling case with bevelled glass front panel (and later wood replacement) and two associated winding keys. 31cms (12ins) high
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A good and rare late 19th century giant carriage clock with chronometer escapement in original travelling case The travelling case signed Sewill, Chronometer Maker to the Royal Navy, Glasgow
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