Location:Thames Ditton (nr. Hampton Court), Surrey,
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Item:362719899393I AM RETIRED AND HAVE HAD PROFESSIONAL HOROLOGICAL TRAINING. I RESTORE ANTIQUE/VINTAGE CLOCKS AS A HOBBY IN MY SPARE TIME AND SPECIALISE IN CARRIAGE CLOCKS THIS IS A CLASSIC TOP QUALITY ANTIQUE FRENCH CARRIAGE CLOCK IN EXCELLENT ORIGINAL CONDITION. IT WAS MANUFACTURED IN FRANCE C 1895 . I COMPLETELY OVERHAULED AND SERVICED IT LAST MONTH. Height (with handle folded down) 4 3/4 inches (12 cms); Width 3 inches (7.5 cms); Depth 2 1/2 inches (6 cms). MOVEMENT: 8-day timepiece with a replacement lever escapement by CHS Gorge S.A. of Switzerlandt which works well with good amplitude. It is a good quality movement by Couaillet Freres. All the back plate screws have been nicely "blued" and the back plate cocks are all pinned in place. The movement was pretty dirty when I acquired the clock, so I dismantled it completely and checked all parts carefully for wear (none found). I then hand-polished the pivots, pegged out the sinks and finally, after polishing the parts and rebuilding it, I oiled it back and front with appropriate grade clock oil. The movement now looks very much as it would have done when the clock was first sold!CASE: Solid cast brass case in excellent overall condition. All parts are stamped with the number 683 which shows that it is all entirely original. The crenellated friezes to the top and bottom are enhanced with red enamel paint and this is repeated on the folding brass handle. The case was heavily tarnished when I purchased the clock so I dismantled it and then cleaned and hand-polished the parts before giving them a coat of special micro-crystalline wax polish to preserve the lovely patina the whole case now has. The rear glazed door opens and closes with satisfying precision and is a beautiful fit - a good sign for obvious reasons!DIAL: An attractive feature of this clock, the off-white enamel-on-copper dial is set behind a polished brass masking plate and is held in position by a small turned brass centre piece. The bold arabic numerals and the chapter ring are as good as they were when the clock was new. The dial is original to the clock and in absolutely perfect condition. The polished blued-steel hands are also original and are in perfect condition.GLASSES: Apart from one small unobtrusive chip to the top left corner of the rear door glass, all five thick bevelled glasses are original and in perfect condition. KEY: The clock comes with a classic double-ended brass key. The large end is for winding the eight-day movement and the other end is for adjusting the hands.INSTRUCTIONS: I will enclose with the clock some simple instructions about how to get it going if it has stopped whilst in the post. I will also provide my contact details so you can get in touch with me about care/maintenance etc. THIS CLASSIC ANTIQUE CLOCK IS IN UNUSUALLY GOOD CONDITION! The clock is rather heavy hence the relatively high packaging and postage charge. UK £10.00; EU £20.00 (approx. 23 Euros); Elsewhere £30.00 I pack well, post promptly after payment (tracked and insured), and keep purchasers informed at all stages of the transaction. I would ask you please to read my 100% positive feedback on eBay - a record I am proud of and intend to maintain. That is your guarantee. Thank you very much for looking and good luck if you decide to bid.Condition:This clock is in unusually good original condition. It was made in France in about 1895. I completely dismantled the movement to check it for wear then cleaned polished and oiled it. (It now works perfectly). I also cleaned and polished the case finishing it off with a special wax polish to protect the antique brass finish. There is a chip to the top left corner of the rear door glass. Other than that, the case, movement, dial and glasses are all faultless. The double-ended brass key is new., Age:Antique, Pre-1900, Material:Brass, Type:Mantel/ Carriage Clock, Features:Pendulum// Moving Parts, Sub-Type:Carriage Clock, Style/ Origin/ Theme:French
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Antique Brass Carriage Clock With Masked Dial. Key. Full Service July 2019.