Location:Thames Ditton (nr. Hampton Court), Surrey,
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Item:362776345479MY NAME IS GRAHAM. I AM NOW RETIRED. I HAVE HAD PROFESSIONAL TRAINING IN CLOCK REPAIR AND RESTORATION AND HAVE BEEN RESTORING ANTIQUE CLOCKS AS AN INTEREST FOR ABOUT 40 YEARS. I SPECIALISE IN CARRIAGE CLOCKS. THIS ELEGANT ANTIQUE CARRIAGE CLOCK WAS MADE C1900 BY COUAILLET FRERES OF PARIS. IT IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION HAVING JUST BEEN COMPLETELY OVERHAULED AND SERVICED. SIZE: Height (with handle folded down) 4 1/2 (11.5 cms); Width 3 inches (7.5 cms); Depth 2 1/2 inches (6 cms) CASE: Good quality brass with folding solid brass handle. It sits on four small turned brass feet and has four matching finials to the top. All case parts are stamped with the same batch number (42) which shows that it is all original. Furthermore, the rear door opens and closes with absolute precision - a pretty sure sign that the clock has not been dropped in the past or suffered any other damage! The case was very dirty when I acquired the clock so I dismantled it completely and carefully cleaned and hand polished each part before giving them a coat of special micro-crystalline wax polish. This will not only delay the tarnishing process in future but make it easier to give the case a light clean when necessary (I can advise). It now has a lustrous patina which will last for years before it needs cleaning again. MOVEMENT : Very well engineered good quality solid brass 8-day "0bis" movement by Couaillet Freres. It is stamped " MADE IN FRANCE" under the click spring and bears the makers trademark arrow on the back plate. It still has its original silvered cylinder escapement - which, having also just been dismantled, cleaned and oiled, works robustly with excellent amplitude and a quiet tick. All the back plate mounting screws have been attractively blued. I stripped the movement down completely and checked it carefully for wear. I polished the pivots on the lathe, pegged out the sinks then cleaned and hand polished each component. After rebuilding the movement, I oiled it with fine grade clock and watch oil. It now works perfectly and will not need servicing again for years. DIAL: White enamel-on-copper in perfect condition. The chapter ring and bold roman numerals are crisp and clean and as good as when the clock left the factory. The polished blued steel hands are also in perfect condition. GLASSES: The five thick bevelled glasses are all in good condition save for the chip to the side glass. KEY: The clock comes with a replacement double-ended brass carriage clock key: one end winds the 8-day movement and the other is for adjusting the hands. INSTRUCTIONS: I will enclose simple instructions explaining how to get the clock started if it has stopped during its journey through the post. This is a fine example of these sought after classic antique carriage clocks. The clock is heavy which is reflected in the shipping costs - PACKAGING (new double boxes) and POSTAGE (Special Delivery, tracked & insured): UK £10.00; EU £20.00 (approx. 22 Euros); Elsewhere £30.00 I pack well, post promptly, and have 100% positive feedback on eBay - which I would urge you to read before bidding. Here are one or two comments posted recently by buyers:"Superb seller. If it were possible, I would give a higher rating than five stars"............................... Buyer, Kent, UK "If only all eBayers were as good as this one. Great comms. Superb packaging A+." .................. Buyer, Norfolk, UK"A gorgeous piece (carriage clock). Shipped very quickly and packed very well ............................ Buyer, USA "Excellent clock. Excellent eBayer. Delivery at super fast speed. Highly recommended" ..............Buyer, Wiltshire, UK"Couldn't be more pleased" ................................................................................................................... Buyer, Georgia, USA Thank you very much for looking and good luck should you decide to bid!Condition:This French antique carriage clock with an 0bis movement (by Couaillet Freres), is in good condition. The case, movement, dial and are all in good condition. The glasses are also fine save for a chip to the bevel in the top left corner of the left side glass. There is some pitting to the case but this is hugely magnified in the pictures and is not nearly as bad as it appears. The clock has its original silvered cylinder escapement (also just cleaned and oiled), and comes with a replacement double-ended brass key., 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:French
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Antique french brass and 5-glass carriage clock & KEY. Restored Sept.2019 G.W.O.