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Enquiry from Online Galleries regarding "6ft dome top mercurial regulator. Glazed sides, mirrored back"
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The finely figured case, of a good rich colour and patination, has a panelled base. The movement is a very substantial one with five heavy screwed pillars. A dead beat escapement is provided and also maintaining power. The steel rodded mercury compensated pendulum is a particularly attractive feature with the upper section and the top cover being finely engraved.
The dial is ideally laid out for a regulator with centre sweep minute hand and the seconds and hour rings taken to the maximum possible size. Engraved around the top border of the dial is:- “This regulator shows correct Greenwich Time.” possibly put on there because of the families association with ships chronometer making. A large beat-plate has been provided and the pulley has six crossings.
Joseph Penlington is recorded in “Chronometer Makers of the World” by Vaudrey Mercer as
working in Castle Street, Liverpool from 1820-1863. Other addresses he had in Liverpool were 67 Church Street 1839 and when he went into partnership Hatton. By 1880 he is recorded at 1 Dulcie St Manchester . He was described as a watch and chronometer maker.
Height 6' 0". (183cms.) £15,000
|Height||183.00 cm||(72.05 inches)|