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Dial Clocks

 
 
Dial Clocks first appeared in the 1720's as round-faced, black-painted, spring-driven clocks. A more successful form was the tavern clock which evolved though several forms, all of which are now very much sought after. While the need for reliable timekeeping was appreciated in the mid 18th century, it was the industrial revolution and the era of the stage coach that made it ever more important and resulted in the growth of dial clock production.
 
 
 
The Victorian period was the heyday of the dial clock when they were found in every public building. An individual mechanism which required regular winding was eventually superseded by the electric master clock and its many slaves. Nevertheless, the dial clock is still occasionally to be found performing its function accurately. It is increasingly collectors however who appreciate the simple dials and the fine workmanship of the movements.
 
 
 
 

   

Fine quality late 19th century 8 Day Dial Clock by Camerer Kuss 56 New Oxford St. London.

Mahogany case housing a chain driven fusee movement with heavy plates. The painted 10" dial with heart hour hands and cast brass bezel with bevelled glass.

(stock no:892)

Fully serviced and guaranteed for one year.

£1150.00
SOLD
Fine quality late 19th century 8 Day Dial Clock Fine quality late 19th century 8 Day Dial Clock
Fine quality late 19th century 8 Day Dial Clock
 
   
 
 

   

19th century English 8 Day Drop Dial in mahogany, signed Dearling of Croydon.

Convex dial and glass. With moon hands. Wonderfully patinated mahogany and brass, with acanthus ears.

12" dial, 20" high (stock no:894)

Fully serviced and guaranteed for one year.

£995.00

19th century English 8 Day Drop Dial 19th century English 8 Day Drop Dial
19th century English 8 Day Drop Dial
 
   
 
 

   

Very rare Striking Mahogany Drop Dial by Thomas Gammage, London.

The very heavy 5 pillar movement with shouldered plates, striking on a bell. Convex painted dial with blued steel spade hands, cast brass bezel and convex glass.

The finely figured mahogany case with ebony stringing. Carved ears and a brass framed window.

(stock no:893)

Fully serviced and guaranteed for one year.

£2750.00

Very rare Striking Mahogany Drop Dial Very rare Striking Mahogany Drop Dial
Very rare Striking Mahogany Drop Dial
Very rare Striking Mahogany Drop Dial
 
   
 
 

   

An English fusee Drop Dial Wall Clock in rosewood, signed F.CRICK, NEWMARKET c.1875.

Recorded in Brian Loomes 'Watchmakers & Clockmakers of the World'. Profusely inlaid with floral scrolls of mother of pearl.

The 12" dial with Roman numerals and fine blued steel spade hands. A cast brass bezel and convez glass, carved ears and a brass edged pendulum window.

The clock has been restored to a very high standard after being featured on the TV show "Put your money where your mouth is" and was purchased from Will Axon ('The Axeman').

The clock was in a fairly bad way as you can see on the show, being aired in the Spring 2015.

Drop dials were made to be more accurate than ordinary dial clocks, housed in more elegant cases for drawing rooms rather than kitchens.

(stock no:857)

Fully serviced and guaranteed for one year.

£1,295.00
SOLD
An English fusee drop dial wall clockt An English fusee drop dial wall clockt
An English fusee drop dial wall clockt
 
   
 
 

   

Early Dial Clock with anchor escapement and 13" dial c.1795.

The brass dial engraved unusually with the maker's name & Wotton above the dial centre. The dial has outside numerals only at the quarters and arrow markings at the other 5 minute positions, the actual minute ring has single strokes throughout without a circle.

Very fine hands. The dial has no screws fastening it to the case as the movement is supported, very rarely on a seat board. The plates of the movement are rounded at the top.

The well designed half round pendulum rod with key hole slot for the crutch pin. Also a very unusual touch is the pendulum stay. Concave cast brass bezel with lock.

Housed in a mahogany box with side and bottom door, rounded base. A similar clock can be seen in "Ronald Rose's English Dial Clocks" (page 134).

(stock no:DV)

Fully serviced and guaranteed for one year.

£2,600.00
SOLD
Early Dial Clock with anchor escapement
Early Dial Clock with anchor escapement
Early Dial Clock with anchor escapement
Early Dial Clock with anchor escapement
Early Dial Clock with anchor escapement
 
   
 

   

Early 20th century mahogany Dial Clock.

12" dial and English fusee 8 day movement.

Dial restored and movement overhauled.

(stock no:850)

Fully serviced and guaranteed for one year.

£895.00
SOLD

 

Early 20th century mahogany dial clock
Early 20th century mahogany dial clock Early 20th century mahogany dial clock
 
   
 

   

Very rare and fine quality 19th Century mahogany Drop-Dial Clock with alarm strike on a bell, by Isaac Simmons Manchester 1834-1851.

The 8 day fusee movement housed in a mahogany case with exceptional flame veneers. The original painted iron dial with Roman numerals and Arabic numbers for the alarm.

Unusual fancy halbert, blued steel hands and alarm pointer. The alarm has a pull wind cord on right of case.

We have never seen a drop-dial with an alarm 8 day fusee movement.

(stock no:TIM)

As working from 1834-1851.

Fully serviced and guaranteed for one year.

£1,795.00

19th Century mahogany Drop-Dial Clock
19th Century mahogany Drop-Dial Clock
19th Century mahogany Drop-Dial Clock
19th Century mahogany Drop-Dial Clock 19th Century mahogany Drop-Dial Clock
 
   
 

   

Very fine and rare 19th Century mahogany 8 day Fusee Dial Clock with small drop to the case.

The case, with good quality veneers and original lock & key to the bottom door. Very fine blued steel hands and a cast brass bezel. The dial repainted (original pre-restoration image available) and signed CORSBIE - Bath Place, New Road. Recorded in Brittens as 'Watchmaker' 1840-1853.

A dial clock with a very small drop like this is extremely rare.

(stock no:884)

Fully serviced and guaranteed for one year.

£1,350.00
SOLD

 

NB. The 'New Road' was a turnpike road now mosttly A501 and A1. Built across fields around the northern boundaries of London and opened in 1756. Is now Marylebone Road, Euston Road, Pentonville Road, City Road and Moorgate. The road was originally intended as a route for cattle and sheep to be delivered to the live meat market at Smithfield.

Rare 19th Century mahogany 8 day Fusee Dial Clock with small drop
Rare 19th Century mahogany 8 day Fusee Dial Clock with small drop Rare 19th Century mahogany 8 day Fusee Dial Clock with small drop
 
   
 

   

Rare late 19th Century small sized English 8" Dial Clock.

With an eight day duration chain driven fuse mechanism in Mahogany with side door and bottom door.

Dial size 8” (stock no:745)

Fully serviced and guaranteed for one year.

£1,450.00
SOLD

 

Rare late 19th Century small sized English Dial Clock
Rare late 19th Century small sized English Dial Clock Rare late 19th Century small sized English Dial Clock
Rare late 19th Century small sized English Dial Clock Rare late 19th Century small sized English Dial Clock
 
   
 

   

A brass inlaid octagonal mahogany Dial Clock C1850.

Convex painted dial with single fusee movement. Fine quality English movement with shouldered plates – matched dial. Handmade blued steel hands.

Dial size 12” (stock no:18)

Fully serviced and guaranteed for one year.

£1,195.00
SOLD
 
   
 

   

Early Victorian 8 day fusee rosewood Drop Dial signed L Frederick, Bilston.

The octagonal surround with crossbeading and mother of pearl inlay. Enclosing a flat painted iron dial with Roman numerals and unusual hands, with a pronounced cross.

The drop with brass framed window, mother of pearl inlay and fruiting vine ears.

(stock no:534)

Fully serviced and guaranteed for one year.

£1,250.00
SOLD
 
   
 

   

19th Century oak 8 day Dial Clock. The English fusee movement stamped 'London'. Housed in a matched Oak case. The enamel dial with Roman numerals and brass hands, signed 'French & Son, London'. Good quality cast brass bezel with bevelled glass.

Dial size 8"

(stock no:441)

Fully serviced and guaranteed for one year.

Price £795.00

 
   
 

   

English William IV large size, Rosewood, twin fusee, striking and repeating, 8 day drop dial Wall Clock.

Large painted dial (restored) with Roman numerals and blued steel, spade hands.

Signed Pratt – Nottingham – recorded in Loomes 1835 to 1864

Original glass and cast brass bezel. Framed within a wide Rosewood border, the trunk with a glass window and grape ‘ears'.

Having the original very heavy twin fusee movement with shouldered plates and repeat mechanism. Wall clocks that strike and repeat are very rare.

Dial size 15” (stock no:359)

Fully serviced and guaranteed for one year.

£1,950.00

 
 

   

Very unusual Spanish Wall Clock signed Livella Hosy Cuspinera of Barcelona C.1850.

In gilt brass with griffins, serpents and high rococo style.

Housing a good quality French 8 day movement, striking the hours on a bell.

(stock no:689)

Fully serviced and guaranteed for one year.

£1,650.00

Very unusual Spanish Wall Clock Very unusual Spanish Wall Clock
 
   
 
 
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