Dating brass dial longcase clocks
William Blanchard of Hull is recorded in Loomes' 'Watchmakers and Clockmakers of The World' book as working from 1813-1823. An architectural pediment with central brass finial. A 30 hour mechanism of unusual design striking the hours on a bell.Samuel Deacon (1746-1816) is a very well documented clockmaker who made unusual mechanisms and usually numbered and dated them. This example is dated to the mechanism November 1780, number 177.A finely engraved chapter ring , matted centre and calendar aperture with scalloped seconds dial .
c1660 – calendar movements were introduced to English longcase clocks.
and find a clock where the proportions will suit best. PLEASE PHONE A slim Scottish drumhead longcase clock.
Always leave at least a 3 inch gap if you have low ceilings, small 'Cottage' clocks normally in stock. A high quality case of small proportions with choice flame mahogany veneers to the trunk door and moulded base panel. A concave wooden bezel surround to the dial with giltwood inner dial masking.
Complications to the movement will also add the price.
Moonphase or automata longcase’s will generally carry more of a premium than a clock with strike/silent or nothing in the arch of the dial. The maker of a clock (there were thousands of them!
Fully overhauled and is sold with a 12 month Guarantee. The Mahogany case is highly figured and of superb proportions which is quite rare to find.