Small, ebonised eight day bracket clock, signed Bethel Jacobs, Hull.
Small, ebonised eight day bracket clock, signed Bethel Jacobs, Hull.
Small, ebonised eight day bracket clock, signed Bethel Jacobs, Hull.
Small, ebonised eight day bracket clock, signed Bethel Jacobs, Hull.
Small, ebonised eight day bracket clock, signed Bethel Jacobs, Hull.
Small, ebonised eight day bracket clock, signed Bethel Jacobs, Hull.
Small, ebonised eight day bracket clock, signed Bethel Jacobs, Hull.
Small, ebonised eight day bracket clock, signed Bethel Jacobs, Hull.
Small, ebonised eight day bracket clock, signed Bethel Jacobs, Hull.
Small, ebonised eight day bracket clock, signed Bethel Jacobs, Hull.
Small, ebonised eight day bracket clock, signed Bethel Jacobs, Hull.

Small, ebonised eight day bracket clock, signed Bethel Jacobs, Hull.

1825 Hull England.

Offered by Neill Robinson Blaxill F.B.H.I.

£7,800 gbp
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Inside the ebonised case is a well-made petit twin fusee movement that strikes the hours on a coiled gong plus a single blow on each half-hour. One can also the repeat the last hour struck by pulling the cord on the right side. An attractive feature evident in this bracket clock is that the movement fits tightly and fills most of the inside of the case without much of a gap either side. Once inside the case the movement sits upon a small seat-board and is held firmly in place by two brass brackets and a bolt secured through the bottom. For transportation there is a bracket screwed to the back plate which has an accompanying knurled brass nut. This nut screws through a hole in the steel pendulum rod locking it fast. When not in use, whilst the clock is running; the nut is kept in a spare threaded hole on the left above the gong block.

An ebonised finish, which is a technique that has been in use in England since the 17th century, is created by veneering the case in a close-grained wood, usually a fruitwood such as pear or cherry. A fine even grain provides a smooth surface for the subsequent layers of carefully applied lacquer to obtain a crisp high polish similar to that of the imported and more expensive and ebony.

The black finish is an attractive accompaniment to sleek lines of the chamfered-top case. Stylistically simple, the proportions are enhanced by four substantial bun feet with a further chamfer on the front door and some minimal detail in the convex frieze under the top moulding. All the flamboyant decoration is reserved for the delicate brass side frets. These frets are pierced by hand and backed with silk that allows the sound of gong travel.

The dial is made from a single sheet of cast brass in a shape sometimes referred to as "borne" or milestone. After being hammered out and given a flat finish, it is engraved. A hard black wax is used to fill the engraving and finally thin coat of silver nitrate paste is applied which leaves thin layer of silver which contrasts nicely with the black engraving.

Engraved handsomely on both the dial and back plate with his address at 7, Whitefriargate; Bethel Jacobs also has a later bracket clock in the Hull Maritime Museum inscribed by appointment to the Queen and bearing the coat of arms of The Hull Dock Company.
Fully restored with a two year guarantee.
Dimensions
Height 28.00 cm (11.02 inches)
Width 18.00 cm (7.09 inches)
Depth 15.00 cm (5.91 inches)
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Bethel Jacobs, 7 Whitefriarsgate, Hull.
Neill Robinson Blaxill F.B.H.I.

Neill Robinson Blaxill F.B.H.I.
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