Swiss Minute repeater miniature carriage clock. J W Benson retailer

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Seller: listensqueak (622) 100%, Location: Byfleet, Surrey, Ships to: GB, Item: 113724528379 A superb Swiss, minute repeating miniature carriage clock, retailed by J W Benson. Having undergone a recent professional clean and service with supporting paperwork, this truly fine clock is working perfectly. Striking on demand, the hours, quarters and minutes on two coiled gongs by pressing the repeat on the top of the clock. It is keeping perfect time. I believe the movement is rhodium plated and has one train. When pressing the repeat, the strike is automatically wound, before it sounds. First it chimes the last hour on one gong. Then it chimes the fully elapsed quarters (ting tang on both gongs), before finally chiming the minutes after the full quarter on one gong. There are a few Mathey-Tissot clocks to be found with a similar movement but I can say this is the only minute repeater, styled as a true carriage clock that I have ever seen. The movement is signed with a T flanked by a backwards R and P and has two Swiss crosses and the serial number. The gilded case is in almost perfect condition, indicating it has spent most of the time in the green leather case. The key lives in the case in a recess under the clock. The glass has one small nibble at the top of the corinthian column. My clock man says they cut this to fit when it was made so I chose to leave it as it is a deeply bevelled curved glass and I like originality. It measures only 8cm to the top of the case and is 5.5cm square. It does weigh just over half a kilo out of the case. I would encourage collection of this clock but I will happily deliver within a reasonable distance at no cost to the buyer. International postage is available. The clock will be securely double boxed and sent via Royal Mail via the quickest and safest method. Feel free to ask any questions and thanks for looking. Age: Antique, Post-1900, Type: Mantel/ Carriage Clock, Features: Repeating, Sub-Type: Carriage Clock, Style/ Origin/ Theme: Swiss, Clock Sub-Type: Carriage Clock

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