Antique Brass Carriage Clock With Masked Dial. Key. Full Service Aug. 2019. Top quality clock In remarkably good original condition

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Seller: graham3943 (1.195) 100%, Location: Thames Ditton (nr. Hampton Court), Surrey, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 362736348279 I AM RETIRED AND HAVE HAD PROFESSIONAL HOROLOGICAL TRAINING. I RESTORE ANTIQUE/VINTAGE CLOCKS AS A HOBBY IN MY SPARE TIME. I SPECIALISE IN CARRIAGE CLOCKS CLASSIC TOP QUALITY ANTIQUE FRENCH CARRIAGE CLOCK IN QUITE AMAZING ORIGINAL CONDITION. IT WAS MANUFACTURED IN FRANCE C 1900 . I THOROUGHLY ENJOYED COMPLETELY OVERHAULING AND SERVICING IT EARLIER THIS MONTH. IT IS RARE INDEED TO FIND A CLOCK IN AS GOOD CONDITION AS THIS - IT REALLY IS SOMETHING OF A COLLECTOR'S ITEM. 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 original brass lever escapement which works well with good amplitude. It is an unusually high quality movement. All the back plate screws have been nicely "chromed" 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 (I replaced a couple of bushes). 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 almost like 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 21 which shows that it is all entirely original. It was quite heavily tarnished when I got it 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 brilliant white enamel-on-copper dial is set behind a polished brass masking plate. 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: All five thick bevelled glasses are original and in perfect condition ( save for the small internal chip to the side glass mentioned above). KEY: The clock comes with its original 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 WITHOUT DOUBT AMONG THE BEST I HAVE COME ACROSS IN ALL MY YEARS WORKING WITH CARRIAGE CLOCKS. IT'S IN AMAZING CONDITION! The clock is rather heavy hence the relatively high packaging and postage charge. UK £10.00; EU £20.00 (approx. 25 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 beautiful original condition. It was made in France in about 1900. 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. The case, movement, dial and glasses are faultless (apart from one small internal chip to the top right corner of the right side glass),and the clock still has its original jewelled lever escapement . An amazing find which comes with its original double-ended brass key., 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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