English Fusee Wall Clock. The mahogany case is inlaid with brass decoration.
This form is referred to by many names. These clocks were installed in schools, railways, galleries, posts and pubs across the UK. As a result, they have taken their location names and are often call School clocks, railway clocks, gallery clocks, post office clocks and pub clocks. Dial clocks are also a common name. In recent years, they have become increasing desirable for use in the home.
They are good time keepers and are very reliable. The movements are excellent quality. They are constructed in brass and feature a fusee design. The fusee incorporates a conical shaped drum that in theory evenly regulates the power output on the spring. The vast majority run eight days on a full wind.
Many of these are found with signed dials. Most commonly, with a name and a location of its owner or owner’s business and installation location.
This is a very attractive example. This dial or wall clock was made in England circa 1880 and is in very good condition. The case is constructed in mahogany and exhibits a light rich color. The case is designed to hang on a wall. This case is decorated with fancy brass inlays. The brass bezel is fitted with glass and protects the dial. The lower section of the case is fitted with glass window. It purpose is to allows one to view the motion of the brass face pendulum bob when the clock is in operation. The carvings or ears are applied to the sides of the case. The painted iron dial measures approximately 1 inches in diameter. The hour are indicated in Roman style figures.
This clock measures 23.5 inches long, 17.5 inches wide and is approximately 6.5 inches deep. This clock is sold fully serviced and is reasonably priced at $975. It is inventory number 23147.
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