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Thwaites and Reed were one of the oldest and among the best of London's clock manufacturers.
The 8 day fusee timepiece movement has Harrison's maintaining power and adjustable pallets for the Coup Perdu escapement. Coup Perdu literally means "lost beat" and allows the clock to show true seconds on the subsidiary dial when the clock is beating as the clock impulses on one pallet.
The tapered polished brass plates are raised on square-section pillars mounted on a wooden base on screw adjustable brass bun feet. The clock has its original glass dome.
The silvered skeletonised dial has a signed plaque above and subsidiary seconds chapter, also silvered.
Matching steel breguet hands.
Height, excluding the dome: 13¼ inches (34cm),
17¼ inches (44cms) high overall.
Our price includes VAT and delivery within the UK mainland. We are happy to quote for shipping worldwide.
Carlton Clocks Ltd.
Chalfont Station Road