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There are some nice details in the movement with the shaped plate, turned pillars and teardrop feet on the back-cock. These pleasing elements were omitted from most of the dial clocks fabricated in the second half of the 19th century. Dial clocks were still being made in England well into the mid 20th century but these timepieces were purely functional and often have large corporation’s names on the dial such as the G.P.O. Greater production brought with it less concern for the aesthetic appearance. Convex dials with elegant Roman numeral were replaced with flat dials with clumsy spade hands and the bezel that holds the covering glass was made from a thin piece of brass pressed into shape and instead of a lock to hold it closed another thin strip of brass acting as a toggle. The quality of case materials also declined, the earlier cases were made from mahogany imported from the West Indies or South America with the curved bottoms covered with a piece of veneer with curl figuring. These timbers with a close-grain age better and produce a superior colour and patina.
|Height||36.00 cm||(14.17 inches)|
|Width||36.00 cm||(14.17 inches)|
|Depth||16.00 cm||(6.30 inches)|