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Extremely Rare 19th Century Traveling Clock Signed French Royal Exchange, London



A unique early 19th century travelling clock signed on both the silvered dial and the backplate French Royal Exchange, London. The small ebonized rectangular case has a circular silvered dial to the front, protected by a convex glass set in an engine-turned gilt brass bezel. There are red silk-back arched gilt brass sound frets to the sides, while the backdoor has an elaborately pierced similarly backed gilt brass panel. The case is surmounted by a countersunk gilt brass carrying handle and the clock rests on four gilt brass engine-turned feet. The fine circular silvered brass dial has a Roman chapter-ring, surrounded by a minute track with five-minute divisions. There is an Arabic brass alarm disc in the middle, behind a fine pair of blued steel hands. At the top is a strike/silent lever S/N. The eight-day twin fusee plated brass movement consists of going and striking trains, as well as an alarm. The going train has a most unusual construction. The centre arbor protrudes through the backplate and engages with an extremely fine gilt brass watch-like Sub-movement mounted with two screws and positioning pins on the backplate. It has lever escapement with a fine jeweled hairspring balance and regulation on a silver graduated segment. The striking is regulated by a rack and snail system and sounds the hours on a bell. In addition, the movement has pull quarter repeat on two bells differing in pitch. Finally, the clock has an alarm activated by pulling a cord, the alarm time is indicated by the tail of the hour hand on the alarm disc. The whole can be put in a fine brass-bound mahogany travelling case, the bottom having a semi-circular cut-out to facilitate removing the clock from the case. It is surmounted by a shaped brass carrying handle. Note: Given the quality of the clock, particularly of the travelling case, the clock could have been for campaigns as an officer’s clock. The maker, French, was a clock and watchmaker at Royal Exchange. Loomes gives the dates 1810-1911


  • Dimensions
    Height: 8.67 in. (22 cm)Width: 7.09 in. (18 cm)Depth: 4.14 in. (10.5 cm)
  • Style
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  • Seller Location
    Buscot, GB
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU4936218798542

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