English Norland 8 Day Westminster Chime Mantel Clock, Serviced, Signed Cope & Co

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Seller: jonabag_98 (79) 100%, Location: Loughborough, Ships to: GB & many other countries, Item: 392273850728 For sale is an English made Norland 8 day Westminster chime mantel clock. The dial is signed ‘Cope & Co, Nottm’, now an independent jewellers, but originally established as a clock manufacturing business back in 1845, specialising in tower clocks (their website contains an interesting history page detailing the evolution of the business and listing a number of clocks that they made). The clock dates to the mid-1930’s (Norland was established in 1932) and is an example of their original Westminster chiming clock with five rear hung hammers. The rear plate has the Norland trademark stamped on it,as well as the serial number 13179 and a ‘15’ to denote the pendulum length. It is in excellent working order following a complete service and keeps time with a strong and steady tick. It plays the Westminster chimes on the quarter hours and strikes the hours on the hour. Copy this link into your browser to see a YouTube video of the clock ‘in action’: https://youtu.be/7TETZt4rCkU The case is in very good condition and sits on four brass bun feet. I would point out one thin mark about an inch long on the top side of the case roughly in line with the 10 on the dial. This can be seen in the relevant picture. The rear door itself hinges smoothly and latches tight. The chime silent lever is placed at the ‘3’ on the dial, and when used, stops both chime and strike functions. Dimensions are 43.5cm wide, 23.5cm high and 17cm deep. The glass and bezel are in good condition. There is some speckling in the chrome finish on the bezel, which I’ve shown in the photo’s. The door opens and closes smoothly and shuts securely. In terms of servicing, the movement was stripped down (see picture), cleaned using an ultrasonic bath and an horological cleaning solution. Worn pivot holes were re-bushed and pivots were checked for wear / roughness and polished as appropriate. The movement was then re-assembled and re-oiled using both heavy and medium clock oil. The springs were removed from the barrels, cleaned and inspected. They were found to be in good order, so I simply re-oiled and refitted them. They run for a full 8 days, as they should. In terms of repairing worn pivot holes, I identified the need for five replacement bushes in the rear plate and four on the front plate. I used friction fit bushes and fitted them using a Bergeon (Swiss) bushing tool. The clock will be posted in brand new packaging, the pendulum / bob will be removed for transport and the springs let down. Delivery will be via Royal Mail’s Second Class ‘Signed’ service. As an aside, it’s coming from a smoke and pet free home. It will also be set ‘in beat’ for a properly level surface (‘in beat’ being a nice and evenly spaced ‘tick-tock’ sound when the pendulum is swinging). However, should the journey to you affect that setting, or if it’s being placed on a not quite level surface, it may need adjusting. If you need it, I’ll be happy to provide assistance. It’s not a complicated process and I’ll be happy to talk you through it. I want you to be really happy with your clock. However, if you decide it’s not what you wanted, or expected, I offer a 14 day money back guarantee. The clock must be returned in its original condition and you would be responsible for postage and packing costs. If you have any questions that aren’t answered above, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. I’m happy to provide any additional information I can. Brand: Norland, Age: Antique, Post-1900, Type: Mantel/ Carriage Clock, Clock Type: Mantel/ Carriage Clock, Features: 8-Day

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