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    Sale 5372

    Christie's Interiors- Style & Spirit

    18 November 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 235

    A Victorian mahogany eight-day expedition regulator

    E. DENT & CO., LONDON, NO. 2034, CIRCA 1874

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    A Victorian mahogany eight-day expedition regulator
    E. Dent & Co., London, No. 2034, Circa 1874
    The case with detachable front panel to the trunk, the latter with door opening to a glazed panel, the 11 in. (28 cm.) diameter silvered and engraved dial of regulator format and signed 'E. DENT & CO. LONDON/61 STRAND & 34 ROYAL EXCHANGE 2034', blued steel hands, the movement secured to a massive cast-iron bracket, the plates secured with four pillars, wheels with five crossings, maintaining power, Vulliamy-type deadbeat escapement positioned on the back plate and with jewelled pallets, the back plate mounted with electrical contacts with precision adjustment, signed 'E. Dent & Co./61 Strand/LONDON/2034', the bottom edge of the plate also punched '129'; the Buckney-type mercury pendulum suspended from the iron bracket, with calibrated regulation nut, beat scale on the backboard; brass weight, crank key
    56¾ in. (144 cm.) high

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    Dent 2034 was made for expeditions but is also able to run slave clocks. In keeping with its purpose the case is notably robustly made; the movement is supported by a massive iron backplate.

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    No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 15% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.
    This lot will be removed to an off-site warehouse at the close of business on the day of sale - 2 weeks free storage


    Illustrated, Hans Staeger 100 Years of Precision Timekeepers, from John Arnold to Arnold & Frodsham 1763-1862, Stuttgart, 1997, pp.853-856
    Derek Roberts, English Precision Pendulum Clocks, Pennsylvania, 2003, p.177