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The case of typical form with a flat top surmounted by a glass viewing window with glass sides and rear door has attractive rosewood veneers and proceeds down to an agree moulding above the flat sided base which stands on small gilded bun feet.
The dial is particularly fine being engraved with foliate scrolls both in the centre and in the corners of the dial. The chapter ring is again gilded and lightly engine turned and has dot markers for the minutes and Roman hour numerals. It is signed in a cartouche above VI ‘BETHEL JACOBS 7 WHITEFRIARGATE HULL’. It has blued steel beetle and pointer hands.
The 8-day twin train chain fusee movement has anchor escapement and four tapered pillars. It has a steel pendulum rod with a large brass bob with the adjusting screw mounted above the bob to ease regulation. It strikes the hours on a steel gong attached to the backplate and is further signed on an applied plaque by the maker mounted below the pendulum holdfast.
Height: 8 ½ in (22 cm)
* Bethel Jacobs is noted as working in Whitefriargate, Hull from 1838 to 1851. He was a goldsmith and silversmith by Appointment to the Queen and the business was taken over in 1851 by the partnership of Jacobs & Lucas
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