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The high quality four pillar movement has twin chain fusees and maintaining power to the going train. The platform escapement has a compensated bi-metallic balance with timing screws and a blued hair spring to the platform lever escapement. It also has a fast/slow adjustment lever and there is hour strike. Both trains are wound from the backplate. The movement and dial are signed by the maker and the clock is numbered 2962. At the base of the case there is a mirror to inspect the movement from below.
Date: circa 1850 - 1860
Height excluding handle: 12 in (30 cm)
Depth: 6 in (15 cm)
Max Width: 9 in (23 cm)
* T. Boxell is listed on page 92 of Brian Loomes’s ‘Clockmakers of the World’ 21st Century Edition. He was born in 1823 and married in 1847 and again in 1859. He worked at the Brighton Observatory and made a number of fine precision clocks including marine chronometers.
Howard Walwyn Ltd Fine Antique Clocks
123 Kensington Church Street
Saturday by appointment