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A fine quality flame mahogany 8 day Regulator clock by Scales of Kendal c.1810

  • Maker: Thomas Scales - Jeweller and Dentist, Finkle Street Kendal.
  • Date: 1810
  • Height: 7ft 8” Width: 19” Depth: 9.5”
  • Price: £Sold

 

Case

The flame mahogany case is of the finest proportions and is typical in design of clocks made in the Kendal/Lancaster area by the cabinet makers Gillows of Lancaster c.1800. The cabinet is inlaid throughout with boxwood stringing. The architectural pediment hood is surmounted by the original carved urn wooden finial of Gillows design. The inlaid hood door is flanked by finely turned and shaped columns to the front and rear. The flame mahogany long trunk door with arched top is flanked by inlaid quarter turned columns, which are capped with turned wooden capitals (Typical Gillows design). The inlaid canted base, with ogee bracket feet. 

Dial

The circular enamelled dial is of elegant design with observatory regulator markings.

Movement

The eight day duration regulator movement is of fine quality, striking the hours on a single bell, employing a rack striking mechanism, with deadbeat escapement and Harrisons maintaining power

Weights and pendulum

Original cast iron weights and heavy brass bob pendulum with steel strap.

Hands


Fine blued steel hands.

 

 

 

 
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Movement 1

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Movement 2

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Hood

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Dial

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Detail 1

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Detail 2

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