Antique SUB MINIATURE carriage clock & key. Cleaned and serviced February 2020

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Seller: graham3943 (1.234) 100%, Location: Thames Ditton, Ships to: Europe, Asia, US, CA, AU, Item: 362913004091 I am retired and have had professional horological training. I restore antique and vintage clocks in my spare time and specialise in carriage clocks. I spent several hours in my workshop earlier this month working on this one. IT IS A CLASSIC ANTIQUE SUB-MINIATURE FRENCH CARRIAGE CLOCK* IN EXCELLENT ORIGINAL CONDITION. * IT IS SHOWN IN THE BANNER PICTURE ALONGSIDE A STANDARD SIZE AND MINIATURE CARRIAGE CLOCK FOR PURPOSES OF SIZE COMPARISON ONLY (THE CLOCK FOR AUCTION IS THE SMALLEST ONE ON THE RIGHT). Height (with handle folded down) 2 3/4 inches (7 cms); Width 1 3/4 inches (4.5 cms); Depth 1 1/2inches (4 cms) MOVEMENT: Good quality 8 day timepiece with a lever escapement which works well with good amplitude. It is gaining time and will need adjustment. It has "FRENCH MANUFACTURE" stamped very faintly at the top of the back plate. It was working fitfully when I acquired it, so I took it out of the case, removed the hands and dial and checked all parts carefully for wear (none found!). I then cleaned the movement thoroughly and oiled it back and front with appropriate grade clock oil. I also cleaned the escapement and oiled that with fine grade watch oil. CASE:Solid brass case in very good overall condition. It had been lacquered when I acquired it but the finish was in a bad state. I therefore stripped the case down and removed the lacquer. I then cleaned and polished the parts, finishing the process with a chalk brush. I then gave them a couple of coats of special wax polish to delay the tarnishing process. There is a slight mark on the front right pillar which I was unable to completely polish out. Overall, the case now has a rich antique patina which should last for years.DIAL: I cleaned the white enamel-on-copper dial which is original and in good condition. The tiny polished blued steel hands are in perfect condition.GLASSES: All four thick beveled glasses - made out of top quality "greenish" optical glass - are in perfect condition.KEY: The clock comes with a small pocket watch key (not original but adequate), for winding the movement. It has a fitted winder for adjusting the hands. A fast/slow adjustment lever is reached through the rear door.INSTRUCTIONS: I will enclose a brief note with the clock explaining how to get it started if it has stopped when you receive it. I will also give you my contact details so that you can get in touch with me with any subsequent questions about care and maintenance. THIS SUB - MINIATURE ANTIQUE CARRIAGE CLOCK IS IN GOOD CONDITION. IT WILL NOT NEED SERVICING AGAIN FOR YEARS. The clock will be very well packed using new double boxes. It will also be shipped using a tracked and insured service. Cost: UK £10.00; EU £20.00 (approx. 22 Euros); Elsewhere £30.00 I pack well, post promptly after payment and keep purchasers informed at all stages of the transaction. I would ask that you kindly glance at my 100% positive feedback on eBay - a record I am proud of and intend to maintain. Here's a few comments from people who have bought clocks from me recently:- "Excellent transaction. Beautiful clock. Fast safe shipping. Thanks." Buyer: Kent, UK"Truly genuine seller. Excels in all areas. Extremely satisfied ... " Buyer: Queensland, Australia."First rate service, comms. and beautifully packed. I am delighted..." Buyer: Avon, UK."Very satisfied. Fast service. Working well. Great seller. Thanks" Buyer: Malta. Good Luck if you decide to bid and thank you for looking Condition: PLEASE NOTE: This is a totally original French-made antique and not a modern reproduction. It has just been cleaned and serviced. It has its original 7 jewelled lever escapement. It is gaining time and needs adjustment. One of the tiny back feet is a replacement and there is a small mark on the right hand front pillar: otherwise, the brass case, movement, dial, hands and glasses are all in excellent condition. ., Age: Antique, Pre-1900, Material: Brass, Type: Mantel/ Carriage Clock, Features: 8-Day, Sub-Type: Carriage Clock, Clock Type: Mantel/ Carriage Clock, Style/ Origin/ Theme: Victorian. Made in France

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