Antique Regency 8 Bell 5 Gong Musical Fusee Bracket Clock -Chime/Silent & Repeat Rare Macassar Ebony Case-Williams Royal Exchange London

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Seller: bdk-clocks (4) 100%, Location: Portland, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 402059733415 Video Link Above Description A high quality, late 19th century Winterhalder & Hofmeier movement housed in a c1830, extremely rare Macassar Ebony Veneered case. W&H made clocks in all styles & variations & I believe this may be one of the most rare. I have been able to find with ease their Twin Fusee Time & Strike, Quarter Strike with 5 gongs & their Triple Fusee Quarter Strike (with 8 bells, 9 gongs, 5 gongs or rarely 8 bells & 5 gongs) & the same non-fusee variants. I have NOT been able to find more than a single passing reference in a thread from 15 years ago on the NAWCC forums to a Twin Fusee Quarter Strike with both 8 bells & 5 gongs. The retailers ‘Williams’ of The Royal Exchange, London had a Chronometer, Watch & Clock Makers shop in the second Royal Exchange building (the original destroyed in the Great Fire of London) which was also destroyed by fire on the 10th January 1838. Due to the lack of any later information I assume the loss of their premises & stock resulted in the demise of the business. I believe this clock case originally held a twin fusee bell striking movement which at some point between then and c1900 was replaced with the current W&H twin fusee movement. The case interior has been slightly altered to allow the larger movement to fit. Case The veneered case is in excellent condition, it has been delicately cleaned & polished to restore it’s natural glow while retaining the original finish. The Macassar Ebony veneered, attractively proportioned & well preserved late Georgian/ early Victorian case, features subtle parquetry edging, four recessed corner panels with inset brass framing & pediment top. Red silk lined, brass fish-scale sound frets below flamed brass side handles with a large silk lined brass fret & brass lock to the rear door. To the base ogee-profiled skirting with small brass ogee bracket feet. Dial & Bezel The dial has been re-silvered, the numerals & other engraving re-waxed. The signed, silvered dial with large roman numeral hours encircled by a minute ring with inverted triangular five minute markers. Signed by the retailers ‘Williams, Royal Exchange, London’. The ‘Chime/ Silent’ lever located above the XII & the ‘Chime on 8 bells/ Four gongs’ lever by the III. The Bezel is held shut by a small catch which can be locked & unlocked with a small brass key via a brass encircled key hole on the front left of the case. Movement The movement has been fully disassembled, cleaned, serviced, oiled & passed 6 weeks of testing and regulation to gain the most accurate timekeeping. The 8 day, twin fusee, Winterhalder & Hofmeier movement with deadbeat escapement, strikes the quarters, by choice, on either 8 bells (Whittington) or 4 gongs (Westminster) and the hours on a larger 5th gong. With ‘Chime’ or ‘Silent’ facility and pull-repeat chord to repeat the most recent strike on demand. Signed to the base of the back-plate ‘W&H’, ‘Sch’, ’2’. Brief Summary of Repairs Both Mainsprings Replaced. New Synthetic Fusee Cord for both Fusee Cones. Front Plate Time Fusee Arbor Hole Bushed. All Pivots Filed & Burnished. All Pivot Holes Pegged & Smoothed. Every Movement Part Disassembled, Cleaned & Inspected. Fresh Clock Oil Carefully & Correctly Applied. New Pull-Repeat Draw String & Bob. New Red Silk Restored to Sound Frets. New Bezel Door Key. If you have any questions or for more information about repairs please send me a message. 1 Year Guarantee The movement comes with a 1 year guarantee. I can provide a set-up & trouble shooting guide with illustrations either by email or in printed form. Should you have any issues in the smooth running of the clock all efforts will be made to resolve these issues by your choice of contact. I.e: Telephone, Email, Skype… Should your location be within a reasonable distance I will be able to visit personally. Should the issues not be resolvable by distance communication, the movement can be returned to me either by my collection or by an agreed courier & then returned to you free of charge. Shipping Depending on your location & agreement, I aim to personally deliver this clock to your door & aid in the set up to help ensure it’s smooth running from the word go. Should the clock need to be shipped by Courier, the clock will be partially disassembled, professionally packaged & sent in a steel edged wooden shipping crate in order to guarantee it’s safe delivery. I am happy to ship Internationally through a trusted Courier. Shipping Costs For a delivery quote prior to sale completion, please send me a message through ebay including both your preferred means of delivery and post code. Due to the lack of information prior to the completion of the sale I am unable to give an accurate & final shipping cost until the sale price, means of delivery and address are confirmed. - Should personal delivery be accepted the delivery fee will be the price of packaging & fuel only. - Should a shipping courier be used, the delivery cost will be the price of the courier + additional packaging + Insurance. If you are comfortable with the transportation and set up of the clock you are welcome to collect from my address. Payment I accept both Paypal or Cash on Delivery / Collection. Cash on Delivery / Collection is preferred to avoid the Paypal Fee. Returns I offer a 14 day peace of mind returns policy. Should you change your mind, confirmation & means of return should be confirmed within that 14 day period. The buyer is responsible for all return costs with the safe return of the clock being the highest priority. The clock must be returned in the same condition as it was sent. - Measurements - Height -- 37 cm (14.57 inches)Width -- 26.5 cm (10.44 inches) Depth -- 19.5 cm (7.67 inches) Weight -- 9 Kg Maker: Winterhalder & Hofmeier, Age: Antique, Pre-1900, Material: Macassar Ebony, Type: Bracket Clock, Features: Whittington Chimes, Clock Type: Fusee Clock, Style/ Origin/ Theme: British Regency

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