Alexander Cumming, London
Alexander Cumming, London

Alexander Cumming, London

1780 London

Offered by Howard Walwyn Ltd Fine Antique Clocks

Sold
Request Information Call Dealer
Favourite Item

A fine George III period hooded wall clock by this eminent maker. The mahogany case has a shallow moulded broken-arch cornice topped by a gilt flambeau finial to each side and is flanked by stop fluted canted corners and fretwork panelled sides.

The 10 inch silvered brass dial with Roman hour numerals and Arabic minutes has well pierced blued steel hands and an aperture above 6 o’clock to view the date. There is a strike/silent option adjacent to 9 o’clock and the dial is signed by the maker Alexander Cumming, London within the shallow ogee arch.

The high quality two train fusee movement has five knopped pillars, an anchor escapement and sounds the hours on a single bell.

The original moulded ogee shaped bracket incorporates a key drawer and provides access to the pendulum bob for regulation.
Alexander Cumming (1732-1814) who was born in Scotland, was a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and in 1781 became an Honorary Freeman of the Clockmakers’ Company. He made many remarkable clocks but is probably best remembered for his barograph clock commissioned by King George III which remains in the Royal Collection. Cumming was a mathematician and mechanic as well as a clockmaker. He wrote books about watch and clock work, about the effect on roads of carriage wheels with rims of various shapes, and on the influence of gravity. He became a magistrate and a Fellow of the Royal Society.
Dimensions
Height 75.00 cm (29.53 inches)
Width 39.00 cm (15.35 inches)
Depth 19.00 cm (7.48 inches)
Howard Walwyn Ltd Fine Antique Clocks

Howard Walwyn Ltd Fine Antique Clocks
123 Kensington Church Street
London
W8 7LP
England

+44 (0)20-7938 1100
+44 (0)7768 096869
Favourite Dealer
Request Dealer Alerts
Opening Hours
Contacts
View Dealer Location
Member Since 2012
Members of
View Full Details